We’ve seen the incredible amount of work it takes a team of cleaners to disinfect an aircraft. With that in mind, imagine the resources needed to disinfect nearly an entire airport terminal. However, on April 3rd that’s just what happened at Wuhan Tianhe Airport’s Terminal 3 as the city prepares to re-open its main airport. Wuhan is largely believed to be the initial source of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Chinese epicenter of the virus
According to Chinese media outlet Xinhuanet, a team of 161 professionals were tasked with disinfecting 570,000 square meters of Terminal 3 at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. Xinhuanet, known as the official state-run press agency of China, identified those performing the disinfection as firefighters. On April 3rd, the large team of firefighters, fully clad in hazmat suits, got to work disinfecting main facilities such as benches, elevators and trolleys in the terminal.
Furthermore, the airport has been conducting training and assessments of key service personnel, as well as running checks on major facilities such as fresh air systems. Conducting “risk evaluations” has been another activity undertaken by authorities in preparation for resuming operations.