DRDO develops UV sanitisation system 'DRUVS' for electronic gadgets, currency and papers

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 11, 2020, 12.49 PM(IST)

DRDO develops UV sanitisation system 'DRUVS' for electronic gadgets, currency and papers Photograph:( PTI )

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The items DRUVS can sanitise: Mobile phones, iPads, laptops, currency notes, cheque leafs, challans, passbooks, paper, envelopes, etc.

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has devised an ultraviolet sanitisation system to sanitise all electronic gadgets, currency and papers. The UV cabinet will be automated, contactless.

Also read: Coronavirus in India: Total COVID-19 cases top 67,000; more than 2,200 dead

The Defence Ministry has developed this system as the country fights coronavirus outbreak and the system will be called Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS). 

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DRUVS will provide a 360-degree exposure of the UV rays to the objects kept inside the cabinet. The automatic device will go into sleep mode after the sanitisation is done, this means the operator does not need to wait till it gets over. 

Also read: NSG medical staff tests coronavirus positive; over 745 cases reported in CAPFs

In order to contain the spread of virus DRDO's Research Centre Imarat (RCI) lab is working on making this device contactless. 

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The items DRUVS can sanitise: Mobile phones, iPads, laptops, currency notes, cheque leafs, challans, passbooks, paper, envelopes, etc.

India's COVID-19 tally continued to rise with the total number of confirmed cases touching 67,152 on Monday, data on the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website showed. 

Of the total cases in the country, 44,029 are active cases while 20,917 individuals have been cured and discharged from the hospitals. The death toll has mounted to 2,206 while one person has migrated to another country, according to the data released by the Health Ministry.

India added 4,213 new Covid-19 cases over 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry’s 8:00 am update on May 11.

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