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Coronavirus: UK Setting Air Purifiers in Buses to Protect People from Virus Infection


Coronavirus: UK Setting Air Purifiers in Buses to Protect People from Virus Infection

Each country adopts various security measures and standards to protect the lives of its citizens and instructs the people to abide by the viruses. In the UK, where corona is heavily affected, the government is preparing to test air purifiers on public transport buses.

The UK government is launching a new plan at a huge cost to prevent the Covid pandemic from spreading through the air. Air filters are being installed on buses from the local level to keep the air clean and virus free. Air filters for buses are also manufactured by Air Labs, a company that makes devices to reduce air pollution.

UK-based regional bus operator Warrington’s Own Buses has installed air-cleaning devices from technology company AirLabs in driver cabins across its entire operational fleet as part of a COVID-19 safety drive.

A device called the AirBubbl Filter will filter out 95 percent of the particulate matter in the air, including deadly viruses and germs, floods the vehicle with over 30,000 liters of clean air every hour making it safer for passengers and staff. . 

“By installing the AirBubbl devices we’re ensuring that we can reduce the risk of exposure for our staff, who have done a fantastic job in serving Warrington during this crisis.”, said Stephen Stringer, the Head of Engineering at Warrington’s Own Buses.

The report also states that AirLabs, apart from in buses, has also installed the “AirBubbl” filters in 100 patient transport vehicles. These vehicles are operated by a London-based healthcare transport provider, HATS Group.

AirLabs, which was founded in 2014, is also developing related technology – AiroSafe – which it says will create a “personal air space” for every passenger seat.Filters are currently being installed locally on buses. The government is preparing to expand it in the future.

The announcements come amid emerging evidence that coronavirus could be spread not only by droplets emitted when people cough or sneeze but also by tiny particles suspended in the air. AirLabs says its solutions, in conjunction with the use of face masks, can support increasing the number of passengers allowed on public transport and reassure people about using mass transit again.

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