Buses in Leeds to be sprayed monthly with sanitiser that 'kills' coronavirus
First Bus services in Leeds will be sprayed with sanitising spray which 'kills' coronavirus on surfaces.
The bus company announced that it will be using a 'long-lasting' treatment called 'Zoono Z71' on all of its services and depots.
It will be reapplied every 28 days - which is how long the spray is effective against germs, according to the Zoono website.
First Bus said the spray is "scientifically proven to be highly effective against Covid-19".
This latest cleaning enhancement is in addition to the daily disinfection of all driver and customer touchpoints onboard.
Paul Matthews, Managing Director of First West Yorkshire, said: “We are determined to do all we can to protect our customers and colleagues at this time.
"Our buses are essential for those who need to travel and we want everyone to understand that it is safe to use our buses, if absolutely necessary for their journey.”
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