Italy Using Snow Guns to Disinfect Towns in Preparation for Relaxed Lockdown Measures

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Italian firefighters are filling snow guns with disinfectant

Firefighters and health workers have come up with a novel solution to fight the spread of coronavirus in the Italian Alps; they’re using snow guns to spray disinfectant around the local villages.

This week in Val Gardena in Northern Italy, firefighters used their hoses to fill a giant tank with diluted hydrogen peroxide, which was then attached to a snow cannon and driven through local towns, disinfecting roads, walls, and buildings.

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Val Gardena, Italian Alps

Italy has been one of the worst-hit countries in the world by the coronavirus, but as the number of new infections has begun to decline, the country is preparing for Phase 2 of the lockdown. Restrictive measures will be eased and people will, in stages, begin to return to normal activities.

In preparation cities and towns are sanitizing and developing plans for maintaining social distancing on public transport and in public buildings.

Italy has had 197,675 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 26,644 deaths.


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One thought on “Italy Using Snow Guns to Disinfect Towns in Preparation for Relaxed Lockdown Measures

  1. This seems like a complete waste of resources and time, and risks creating a false sense of security. UV may not be useful for… uh… treating people, but it should be doing it’s job quite well in an alpine community.

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