Disinfection underground: new rituals to fight the coronavirus in the subway

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In the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting common areas is one of the keys to preventing the spread of infections. In the public transport services, that still continue to use hundreds of Argentines, hygiene measures were extreme. Carlos Soriano Nazar, shift manager of Line H of the subway, told TN.com.ar what changed in work routines with the Covid-19.

“Before the pandemic we had systematic work on how to clean up in platforms, hallways, railings, handrails and cabins “, Soriano related.

In total, they disinfect all the spaces on the subway three times a day. (Photo: Mario Peredo / TN.com.ar)

Now they reinforced night cleaning with two more shifts during the day. Total, They disinfect all spaces three times a day. The same happens in the six subway lines.

The daily cleaning of the cars consists of a widespread review of handrails and railings during the day. At the end of the day all the formations are intervened by a cleaning crew dedicated exclusively to cleaning the interiors.

The daily cleaning of the cars consists of a general review of handrails and railings. (Photo: Mario Peredo / TN.com.ar)
The daily cleaning of the cars consists of a general review of handrails and railings. (Photo: Mario Peredo / TN.com.ar)

“What changed is that we introduced bleach and alcohols on all contact surfaces, “explained the shift manager.

In addition to the spaces accessed by the public, the subway workers They pay special attention to the driving cabins. This is because “there is a rotation of personnel, it is not always the same person who leads or goes as a guard in the training,” Soriano explained.

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