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The robots will help disinfect the stores and mitigate the risk of Covid-19 infection. Operated by staff, they are now being used at Central Food Hall Central Chidlom , during non-opening hours.
There are plans to introduce the robots at other Tops Market and Central Food Hall branches.
The UV-C Disinfection Robot is part of the store's safety measures to prevent and minimise the spread of viruses, bacteria and micro-organisms.
The robots emit UV-C light to disinfect areas in 360 degrees to destroy more than 99.99 per cent of all pathogens within seconds. In addition, the UVC light is completely safe with no harmful side effects on food products in the stores.
The UV-C product decontamination technology is approved by the Food Standards Agency (UK), The Food and Drug Administration (USA), The Soil Association (Organic Lobby), and is considered among the most effective methods of disinfection, with high efficiency and absolute reliability.