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system Subway brings a lot of people in confined spaces. Which is what makes them such efficient mode of mass transit but also high-risk areas during outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) transit subway millions of passengers every day, and to reduce the effects of community spread of Covid-19 rail operator majority owned by the government this week unveiled a robot that is designed to disinfect trains and stations. Shaped like a mini refrigerator on wheels, automatic machine sprays a solution of hydrogen peroxide to disinfect surfaces. It is designed to be used over regular cleaning by the staff, and the spraying mechanism should have a small gap pests are difficult to reach by hand, the company said (pdf). Robots will also be deployed to areas where confirmed Covid-19 patients had to decontaminate the area. Robots in cleaning does not come cheap, though: HK $ 1 million ($ 129,000) each, for a fleet of 20

Hong Kong so far appears to maintain a coronavirus outbreak largely under control, with. a total of 129 confirmed cases were reported, of which 39 are imported. Schools have, many companies have switched to working from home, and the majority of people in the streets wearing masks. Hong Kongers seem to have done well with social distancing and personal hygiene of their actions, in fact, that there has been a sharp decline in flu cases compared to previous years, from health officials. However, many are not satisfied with what they see as the government, especially the delay in restricting immigrants from mainland China.

While the latest passenger numbers for February are not yet available, anecdotal evidence suggests there has been a sharp decline in passengers since Covid-19 began to take hold in the city of 7.4 million. MTR also has started last June. Stations and trains have been destroyed, leaving around. In its annual report released earlier this month (pdf) that “ongoing local public order events in Hong Kong and Covid 19th plague” as a challenge and a source of uncertainty ahead.

Other metro stations around the world have increased cleaning measures, too. MTA New York City announced this week that it will be two comprehensive wipe-downs of the surface every day, while the Boston subway system is a sanitation surface her station. Singapore subway do the same thing, with the surface.

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