Brazil: Soldiers disinfect second largest bus terminal in the world amid worsening coronavirus situation

7 июля 2020 г. 20:31

A team made up of members of the Brazilian army and navy were deployed to Tiete Bus Terminal in Sao Paulo on Tuesday morning. The team of approximately 40 were equipped with hazmat suits and sprayed disinfectant made up of chlorine and detergent on surfaces. «To combat the virus, we trained about 1,200 soldiers on how to do disinfections. This was done by defence units, specialised in chemicals, biology, and nuclear radiology. The army and the navy, with uniforms and individual protection, work on this case here at the Tiete terminal. Also, two disinfection trucks will be used to disinfect the large areas where the buses embark and disembark,» explained Army Colonel Tiberio. The Tiete Bus Terminal, Sao Paulo's primary bus station, is the largest on its continent and the second-largest in the world. The navy and army's team was responsible for disinfecting the giant 120,000 square metre space, where 90,000 passengers and 3,000 busses pass through daily. The state of Sao Paulo has had over 323,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 16,134 deaths with the disease since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data released by the State Health Secretariat on Monday. Brazil has been among the worst-hit nations since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Nationwide, there have been 1,643,539 confirmed cases. Thus far there have been 66,093 deaths related to the virus.

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