The recent announcement by the World Health Organization that there is no point in street sterilization in the framework of anti-proliferation of Corona Virus Covid 19, a situation of widespread controversy after wasting a lot of effort and money in the context of the keenness of the majority of countries in the world to take these measures to sterilize their streets based on previous recommendations from the organization and experiences Countries like China.
In response to an inquiry regarding this retreat during a virtual session entitled "Corona between today and tomorrow", the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection for Public Health Policies Dr. Amin Al-Amiri said that this virus is new to the world, and there is not much information available, so it is natural for procedures to be added Others are canceled, stressing that the World Health Organization plays an important role in helping countries and providing information and studies, and the organization cannot be blamed for changing the decisions or protocols used.
While the Director General of Dubai Municipality, Eng. Dawood Al-Hajri, on the WHO’s retreat from the advice of street sterilization, stated that the information we received indicates that it is useless to sterilize misty disinfectants, and this is not used by us, as we sterilize our streets by spray method, with disinfectants and materials approved by the Ministry of Health closer to that Used to sterilize hands.
He pointed out that China used the method of street sterilization and achieved positive results, but a German study recently emerged stating that the virus does not live on surfaces, but we generally use the best preventive methods in this aspect, and we follow everything that is emerging in this regard.