Tehran municipality has increased its mass disinfection measures on a daily basis, targeting the capital’s transportation fleet and streets to counter the spread of COVID-19.
Since the coronavirus epidemic has been confirmed in Tehran, the scene of workers wearing masks and protective gear spraying disinfectants on almost everything has become a common sight throughout the city.
As a preventive measure against the contagion, the Tehran municipality and fire department workers have been sterilizing main streets and public places with disinfectant as well as the city’s transportation network on a daily basis, spraying down a blend of bleach, chlorine, and detergents on curbs, benches, street signs, utility poles, taxi, and buses.
As more and more people are quarantining themselves at home, significantly fewer cars and pedestrians have been seen on the streets.
Since emerging in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, the new coronavirus, which can cause potentially fatal respiratory malfunction, has claimed about 45,000 lives worldwide.
In Iran, the flu-like virus has so far infected nearly 50,000 people and killed over 3,000 others, according to the latest updates released by the Iranian Health Ministry. Some 16,000 patients have also recovered from the virus.