How often do airports clean high-touch surfaces like elevator buttons, door handles, armrests?
Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 10:51 AM
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, airlines across the world have lost billions as ticket sales down and now airports are luring the passengers promising the safety measures and cleaning. Many airports are citing that they are cleaning the key touchpoints in the airports including armrests, chairs, elevator buttons, door handles, etc to contain the virus from the further spreading. Door handles, lift buttons, armrests contain the high per cent of viruses and bacteria compared to other places.
To check how far the airports are good in hygiene, Inside Edition investigated at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JKF) USA, one of the busiest airports in the world. They painted harmful and invisible ink on various surfaces includes armrests, chairs, lift buttons and bathroom handles. After three days, the team returned to the airport and found that the marks remained on the surfaces even after cleaning.