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External Article 6 May 2020

Hong Kong Airport Is Testing Full-Body Disinfectant Machines That Clean Passengers' Clothing and Bodies

The machine sanitizes anyone who steps inside in 40 seconds.

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In an effort to prevent further spread of coronavirus, Hong Kong International Airport is testing a new machine that would effectively sanitize passengers head to toe.

The CLeanTech machine acts as a full-body disinfectant, killing bacteria on people's bodies and clothing. The cleaning, which takes 40 seconds, uses an antimicrobial coating on the interior surface of the machine as well as sanitizing spray for "instant disinfection," according to a press release shared by the airport.

The machine is kept at "negative pressure to prevent cross-contamination between the outside and inside environment." Anyone who steps inside first goes through a temperature check.

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