EmQuartier’s giant auto sanitizing gate not certified

A high-end shopping mall in downtown Bangkok was forced to admit on Monday night that its “sanitizing gate” was not certified by an international health body as advertised, Khaosod English reported.

EmQuartier blamed “miscommunication” for claiming that its EM Auto Sanitizing Gate was “tested and certified” by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control as a disinfection device against the coronavirus. The statement came after the European agency dismissed the shopping mall’s claim as false, report added.

“The EM District apologizes for the miscommunication,” the account wrote in both Thai and English tweets. “What we wanted to communicate was, this tunnel uses Benzalkaonium Chloride, which according to ECDC studies can kill the coronavirus.”

Photos of the device and its claim to prevent the coronavirus infection with “nanospray” drew much attention on social media until the ECDC wrote on Twitter that they had nothing to do with it.

“This is not officially endorsed by the @ECDC_EU, especially that things like these are not within our mandate,” the account wrote in response to tweets asking about the gate.

“We do not test nor certify disinfectants. Anyway they put it, it is misleading and false,” the ECDC tweeted.

This news is lifted from Khaosod English





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