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General News of Thursday, 23 April 2020


Teacher invents disinfection chamber to fight coronavirus

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A physics teacher with the Kumasi Senior High School has called on the government to come to his aid to scale up an automated disinfection chamber he has invented to support the COVID-19 fight.

The automated disinfection chamber which sprays a mist of disinfectants by sensing users could be best fitted for medics in isolation centres, laboratories and other high-risk establishments.

Samuel Quarm Ola Tunde is hoping that the invention becomes standardized and used to solve the fear of re-infection of pathogens.

In an interview with Ultimate News’ Ivan Heathcote–Fumador Samuel Quarm said he hopes the government will come to his aid so he can produce his chamber on a large scale to help in the fight against COVID-19.

The chamber as demonstrated in an Instagram video has a sensor that has the capability of detecting whenever a person enters it and sprays disinfectant all over the person’s body to cleanse him or her.

Ghana has so far recorded 1154 cases of the killer COVID-19.

Addressing a press conference Wednesday, Dr Patrick Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service said out of 1154, a total of 120 people have fully recovered while four persons are in critical condition with one on a ventilator.

According to him, over 1000 people are currently responding to treatment with majority of them being managed at home.

Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.