UK starts spraying streets to disinfect and help reduce the spread of coronavirus as they have on Spain’s Costa Del Sol & Costa Blanca

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The streets of Hull city centre have been sprayed with disinfectant and more than 7,000 litres of water to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, following the success on  Spain’s Costa Del Sol and Costa Blanca. 

A city centre has been ‘disinfected’ to make it safer for shoppers to return, following Costa Blanca and Costa Del Sol.

A pedestrian area in the centre of Hull was washed down by a team of council cleaners early this morning with more planned for the weeks ahead.

The clean-up operation, designed to help suppress the coronavirus, is to be spread across the city with all main arterial roads, cycle routes and 52 shopping developments to have a similar deep clean.

A Hull City Council spokesman said it was planning to do a ‘deep clean’ of the city centre twice a week from now on.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for street cleaning services, said: ‘We are taking steps to prepare the city centre for a staggered reopening to the public following Government guidelines.

‘By cleaning popular areas, we are aiming to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and reassuring residents that the council is taking the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the public.

‘A lot of water is used during the cleaning process, which is why we are taking the opportunity to do this whilst the shops are closed and footfall is low.’

Expat in Spain’s Costa Blanca John Whitehead said he found the disinfection spraying in Spain made it feel a lot more cleaner when walking around. He said: “It gives you more confidence when doing your daily exercise, the air feels cleaner, the streets are cleaner, it’s just a brilliant idea! hopefully we can return to normality soon.”

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