In what can only be described as a somewhat unconventional approach, with the help of local volunteer fire departments, Italy has been using snow cannons to blast various towns with disinfectant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The snow cannons were provided courtesy of Demaclenko, a company that “designs, develops, manufactures, and sells turnkey snowmaking systems and system components.”
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The company posted a video to its official Facebook page of volunteer firefighters and workers disinfecting the streets of the Santa Cristina and Sëlva communities in Val Gardena, Italy.
For anyone worried about the impacts of the disinfectant on the environment, don’t worry. They are 100% biodegradable, the post explains.
“Especially the areas in front of grocery stores and the town squares were thoroughly disinfected,” the company said.
“The mobile disinfection solution, developed and produced by Demaclenko, is offered to the South Tyrolean communities for free. Several cities and towns took advantage of this opportunity.”
Italy remains one of the most heavily impacted countries by the coronavirus pandemic, with 201,50 known confirmed cases and 27,359 deaths as of April 28, according to Johns Hopkins University.