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These Giant ‘Disinfection Tunnels’ Sanitize People in China to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Sanitizing systems, also known as disinfection tunnels, are spraying industrial workers in China with a mist that consists of a mixture of bleach and water in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. These misty passageways have been installed in the Chinese city of Chongqing, and within Shanghai.

These disinfection tunnels are equipped with infrared detectors that activate a spray from misters when a person enters. After a few seconds, the mist completely covers individuals who walk through either a circular tunnel, or a more make-shift tunnel that’s covered in plastic and held down with bricks.

The need for disinfectants has increased exponentially with one of the largest bleaching powder companies in China reportedly running at full-capacity to meet the demand. While bleach is supposed to kill 99.9% of viruses, some claim this method is ineffective and can actually do more harm than good if people are directly inhaling the bleach.