The following video from RT shows the arrival of a team of Russian technicians to disinfect a hospital in Bergamo, the epicenter of the ChiCom virus outbreak in Northern Italy.
The Russians are using a 70% ethanol solution to do the disinfection. That’s 140 proof. I figure they just diverted a couple of truckloads of vodka from a Moscow distillery, and watered it down a little for medical use.
The clip is in Russian and Italian, but MissPiggy has kindly translated it from the German subtitles. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:34||All of us, the people of Bergamo, thank you for what you are doing for us.|
|01:05||Disinfection is carried out with the help of portable disinfection modules|
|01:10||that use aerosol techniques that have a higher processing power.|
|01:15||The entire room surface is disinfected.|
|01:28||The solution is not harmful to the premises but it disinfects them completely.|
|01:38||There is a lot of work to do. We try to do the disinfection thoroughly|
|01:43||by moving furniture, tables and everything else.|
|01:47||We try to disinfect it well and carefully.|
|01:59||There is a lot of work. Of course it is helpful for our staff,|
|02:03||because with our current resources and with our sick staff|
|02:06||we are not able to disinfect everything that needs to be disinfected, so we thank you|
|02:12||and the civil protection who help us in this situation.|
|02:24||Of course, we would not have expected help from Russia, perhaps from a country that is closer|
|02:28||to Italy than Russia, but we appreciate it all very much.|
|03:53||20 people have died here in three weeks because we have the virus here. The virus is out there.|
|04:00||We’re helping to deal with it. We’re disinfecting it.|
|04:06||All rooms will be disinfected with 70% ethyl alcohol.|
|04:21||I believe it’s necessary. I’m very glad they came to disinfect this hospital.|
|04:40||I think it is necessary to cooperate with countries the way Russia and Italy are doing. It is|
|04:44||necessary to help each other, because today you are helping us and tomorrow we will help you.