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Private firms offer help as virus spreads in Poland

18.03.2020 21:00
Private firms and individuals have offered to help public authorities amid a coronavirus emergency in Poland, news media have reported.
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In one such example, a car repair shop in the northern city of Gdańsk has undertaken to disinfect ambulances, fire trucks and police cars for free, the niezalezna.pl news website has reported.

"We had a lot of phone calls from hospitals, police stations and the fire brigade,” said the manager of the Eurowarsztat shop, Michał Ślimak, as quoted by the website.

“We will be providing ozone treatment for vehicles free of charge by appointment."

Free disinfection of ambulances, especially those used for carrying people suspected of coronovirus infection, was expected to begin at Eurowarsztat on Wednesday, niezalezna.pl reported.

A similar offer has come from Stanley Auto Service, a company in nearby Gdynia, according to the website.

The owner, Grzegorz Żemajtys, said his staff was ready to provide free ozone treatment for ambulances, police cars and other emergency service vehicles involved in the battle against the coronovirus epidemic, niezalezna.pl reported.

It added that ozone is a powerful disinfectant that can be used to kill viruses as well as bacteria and fungi.

A total of 287 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Poland, with five deaths from the illness so far, health authorities said on Wednesday. 


Source: niezalezna.pl