SYRIA: New “Sterilization Path” for public buildings in Zalin (Qamishli) to ward off Covid-19 spread

Zalin (Qamishli) ܙܐܠܝܢ Syria – As part of the measures in North & East Syria to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Zalin-based IT-company Ararat has created a corridor with electronic devices to sterilize people entering public and official buidlings. The new innovation, approved by the Democratic Autonomous Administration, is called the “Sterilization Path”, and concerns a corridor where people go through before entering the building, and which includes hand sanitation, temperature measurement and sterilization of clothes and body. The Sterilization Path uses steam-sterilizing instead of spray.

The Sterilization Path triggers a siren if a person’s temperature is above normal, as to alert emergency personnel to perform the necessary health check procedures. Routine sterilizations in northeastern Syria were previously done manually. Before it was taken into use, the Sterilization Path device was tested at the Heart & Eye Hospital in Zalin (Qamishli) where the device helped to avoid exposing the hospital’s medical personnel to the risks of manual checks and sterilizations of new arrivals.