The structure is usually a couple of metres in length and a metre and a half in width. It sprays the people entering and passing with a mist-like solution that claims to kill the virus on the surface of one’s body.
The immediate demand is coming from factories, where lock-down rules are being relaxed. An automobile factory recently went a step further and installed for its trucks huge archways, where they are sprayed with the disinfectant before entering the premises.
The Indian health ministry recently issued an advisory against spraying sodium hypochlorite as disinfectant on humans because it could lead to irritation in the eyes and skin, and have gastrointestinal effects such as nausea and vomiting.
As it is a non-alcoholic product, the suppliers and business developers are seeing a lot of demands from religious places, especially mosques and temples.
In the past month, the Indian manufacturers received thousands of inquiries, including from the Tirupati temple.
They gear up their production back-end for a pan-Indian roll-out
Some establishments have installed these tunnels and it shows that such measures will be standard procedures in most places in the future.
The Tirupati temple, for instance, has sought a tunnel model that can spray the liquid in a horizontal manner. however, the suppliers say if a person is potentially exposed to the Covid-19 virus, spraying the external part of the body would not kill the microbe, which is inside the body.