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Central Food Hall employs robot in coronavirus fight

Thai supermarket Central Food Hall has begun using UV-C Disinfection Robots to sterilise stores in a move to combat coronavirus transmission.

The firm is the first supermarket in the region to implement disinfection robots, certified by the WHO and CDC to sanitise areas around 360 degrees to destroy more than 99.99 per cent of all pathogens within seconds.

The robot is currently being deployed at Central Food Hall Central Chidlom while the store is closed. Plans are afoot to introduce robots at other Tops Market and Central Food Hall branches in the interests of employee and customer safety.

UV-C light is considered to be without harmful side effects on the food and products in the store. The technology has been in use for more than three years in Thai hospitals, factories, companies, hotels, schools and other places that need effective disinfection.

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