Italian towns are being disinfected with truck-mounted snow cannons

Italian towns are being disinfected with truck-mounted snow cannons

By Luke Hurst

(euronews)–Italian authorities are using snow cannons to disinfect entire towns in the Alps region of Italy ahead of the relaxation of lockdown measures.

Mounted on trucks, the snow cannons – usually used to cover ski slopes with snow – are blasting tons of disinfectant – diluted hydrogen peroxide – on roads, walls and buildings in the town of Val Gardena.

Italy currently has Europe’s highest death toll from COVID-19, and is behind only the US in global terms.

But the country is getting ready for the second phase of its lockdown, under which people will be allowed to slowly return to a “new normal”.

Italy has had around 190,000 confirmed coronavirus cases since the outbreak began, and more than 25,500 deaths.


#COVID19Ethiopia latest: Five more people tested positive for #COVID19 in the last 24 hours out of the total of 1019 laboratory tests. This brings the total confirmed cases in Ethiopia to 122.

Four of the five and Chinese nationals with no recent travel history, but contact with previous positive patient. It is to be recalled that one Chinese national was tested positive early this week from Sebeta twon, Oromia region. All four of the new patients are also from Sebeta. The fifth is a 75 years old woman from Addis Abeba with no trace el history and no know contact travel yet, but is under investigation.

In a related news, the number of recovered patients has reached 29 in the last 24 hours after additional four patients have recovered.

ባለፉት 24 ሰዓት ውስጥ በተደረገው1019 የላብራቶሪ ምርመራ 5 ሰዎች በኮሮና ቫይረስ መያዛቸው ተረጋግጧል፡፡በአጠቃላይ በሀገራችን በቫይረሱ የተያዙ ሰዎች ቁጥር 122 ደርሷል፡፡

ከ5ቱ ታማሚዎች 4ቱ በኦሮሚያ ክልል ሰበታ ከተማ የሚኖሩ ቻይናውያን ሲሆኑ የቅርብ የጉዞ ታሪክ የሌላችው ነገር ግን ከታማሚ ጋር የቅርብ ግንኙነት ያላቸው ናቸው። በዚህ ሳምንት ከተያዙት ሰቆች መካከል አንድ ቻይናዊ ከሰበታ ከተማ እንደሚገኝበት ይታወሳል።

5ኛዋ ታማሚ የ75 አመት የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪ ሲሆኑ ምንም አይነት የጉዞ ታሪክ የሌላቸውና በበሽታው ከተያዘ ሰው ጋር ስላላቸው ግንኙነት እየተጠና ያሉ ታካሚ ናቸው።

በሌላ መልኩ አራት ኣዲስ ከበሽታው ያገገሙ ሰዎች ቁጥርን ጨምሮ ባጠቃላይ ያገገሙ ሰዎች ቁጥር 29 ሆኗል።