Robots are being used to kill coronavirus in stores with UV-C light

Central Food Hall, a Thai supermarket, has employed robots which use UV-C lights to kill germs to help sterilise its stores.

The supermarket is the first to deploy the UV-C disinfection robots, which are certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in a retail setting.

These robots, which kill 99.9 per cent of all pathogens within seconds in a 360-degree radius, have previously been deployed in Chinese hospitals to help fight coronavirus.

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Navigating the supermarket’s isles automatically, the robot’s UV-C light will remove 99.9 per cent of all airborne virus and bacteria from surfaces using radiation to distort their genetic material so they’re unable to replicate themselves.

While UV-C light can cause severe sunburn to humans within seconds, it reportedly does not have any harmful side effects on food products.

While the robot is currently being deployed at a single store in Chidlom while the store is closed, the supermarket plans to roll the robots out to more branches in the future.

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