Egypt Independent

Egypt purchases Japanese air purifiers to stop indoor spread of coronavirus


Egypt has purchased from Japanese company KalTech its new air purifier that is said to be effective against a number of viruses, including coronavirus, businessman Tamer Wageeh announced.

During a telephone interview with the “Al-Hekaya” program, Wageeh told host Amr Adeeb that Egypt received the first batch purifiers two days ago, becoming the first country in the world outside Japan to use them.

Wageeh explained that the devices employs photocatalysis by using a titanium dioxide filter, which works to inactivate the virus.

The device will be distributed directly in all governorates, Wageeh said, adding that the group has contracted with a number of hospitals, banks and companies to provide it.

The filter of the device is changed once every five years, and cleaned every six months.

The device covers an area ranging from 30 to 40 square meters, and is suitable for banks, schools and hospitals, and has been installed in malls and hotels in Japan, he mentioned, pointing out that it has already been tested in a hospital in Egypt, where it was proven to be 100 percent effective.

Al-Galaa Medical Complex for the Armed Forces is the first medical complex in the Middle East to use the device, he continued.

Egypt has ordered 20,000 devices, with 10,000 devices arriving in the first batch of the deal, according to Wageeh.