NEW DELHI: Jitendra Singh, union minister of state for science and technology, said that Parliament will be equipped with radiation technology to mitigate COVID-19's airborne transmission.
Ultraviolet-C radiation (UV-C) systems have been used to control the spread of bacteria. UV-C is a known disinfectant for air, water, and non-porous surfaces because it neutralises bacterial and viral particles.
Ministry announced in their statement that technology has been developed by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), affiliated with the Union ministry of science & technology.
UV-C will first be installed in the Central Hall, Lok Sabha Chamber and Committee Rooms 62 and 63. However, the minister reiterated that COVID-19 appropriate behaviour will have to be followed.
CSIR has said that the technology has been developed such that the deactivation of SARS COV-2, the virus which causes the disease, will happen effectively.
India has recorded 32,906 cases of COVID-19 and 2,020 deaths due to the disease in 24 hours.
There are 3,09,07,282 total cases in the country and out of that, 4,32,778 are active cases, 3,00,63,720 people recovered and 4,10,784 people died so far.