CBU INSTALS AUTOMATED FULL BODY SANITIZER SPRAY SYSTEM AT MINISTRIES OF HIGHER EDUCATION, GENERAL EDUCATION AND JUDICIARY
Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame has commended the Copperbelt University (CBU) for partnering with government in developing innovative solutions which can solve challenges the country is facing, especially the recent spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms Siame said this when she commissioned the automated full body sanitizer spray system developed and installed by the Copperbelt University at the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of General Education and the Judiciary in Lusaka.
CBU Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Kawunga Nyirenda said the University developed the full body sanitizer, liquid hand washing soap, hand sanitizer and procedure to test the viability of sanitizers on the market to help the country combat the COVID-19 pandemic even as the economy slowly returns back to normal.
Dr Nyirenda noted that the University is ready to partner with other firms that are willing to join in the production of such innovations.
The Copperbelt University (CBU) has installed walk-through automated body sanitizer spray systems at the Ministries of Higher Education and General education as well as Supreme and High courts in response to its mandate of providing intellectual and practical services aimed at generating interventions that support the national COVID-19 mitigation emergency plans.
The Automated Body Sanitizer developed through the School of Engineering, has been built as a full body sanitization mechanism, utilizing the misting technology under a high pressurized fluid supply system.
The sanitizer spray system is suited for public places and spaces where the one meter social distance rule is violated or not possible such as the judiciary and ministries with high traffic to minimize the spread of viruses that maybe carried on clothing or body surfaces.
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