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Are Antiviral walk-through gates Effective?

Published on june 27, 2020

With the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus patients, a safety measure for the prevention and to stop the spread of this disease are being followed. Installing disinfectant walk-through gates act as a shield again the spread of coronavirus at public places. It is installed outside public places like vegetable markets, malls, hospitals, airports, banks, etc.

Latest Antiviral Walk-through Gate
Advantages of Using Walk-through gates
Problems associated with the use of Antiviral walk-through gates
One time disinfection does not kill all the virus
The virus in respiratory Organs
Skin issue due to disinfectant or Chlorine
How to fill the gaps?
Do not use chlorine and bleach while spraying
Follow other coronavirus safety preventions
Fumigation and disinfection services VS Disinfectant walk-through gates

Latest Antiviral Walk-through Gate:

A UAE based company has recently launched a Disinfectant walk-through gate that kills up to 90% of germs on the body. According to the company, they launched this barrier disinfectant gate to help prevent the spread of this deadly coronavirus. The best part is they are offering this gate to the government free of cost they will just charge monthly service charges.

According to the founder of that company, the anti-viral gate is harmless for kids as well as adults and safe for skin too. This disinfectant gate is also able to detect the body temperature of the user passes through the gate through an attached LCD and if he is wearing a face mask or not. if the body temperature of the person is above normal or if he is not wearing a mask alarm will automatically be activated.

These gates can be built in a variety of sizes according to the demand of the customers. One Antiviral walk-through gate can be built within 5 hours if all the labor is available. Labor includes welders, plumbers, fitters, and electricians.

Mainly there are 3 types of gates:

  1. antiviral Walk-through gates: it can disinfect up to 200 people.
  2. Large antiviral Walk-through gates: it can disinfect 400-500 people depending upon the requirement of the customers
  3. Customized antiviral Walk-through gates: these gates are prepared on the requirements of the customers, a gate with almost 12 feet of walking area can even disinfect a small vehicle or a motorcycle.

Advantages of Using Walk-through gates:


As governments all over the world are seeking possibilities to ease the restrictions in lockdown. Many malls, public places, hospitals, banks, airports, companies, etc. will open. Without strict disinfection measures easing restrictions will yield the worst outcomes in terms of multiplied number of positive cases.

the avoid the boost in the number of positive cases antiviral or disinfectant walk-through gates will help a great deal by killing germs on the body of people visiting malls, public places, hospitals, airports, banks, companies, etc.

Antiviral or disinfectant walk-through gates will also help the businesses to get back to their normal routine and the chances of cross-infection within the premises of the businesses will be reduced.

Corona prevention authorities are looking forward to installing more and more disinfectant walk-through gates to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Problems associated with the use of Antiviral walk-through gates:

As the disinfectant walk-through gates are installed at the malls, public places, hospitals, banks, companies, etc. people have stopped following other safety precautions to stop the spread of coronavirus. Antiviral walk-through gates are creating a false sense of protection from COVID-19 among the users because the negligence of prevention guidelines is seen.

Health specialists have started raising questions on the performance of Antiviral Walk-through gates. According to them, they don’t provide real protection against coronavirus. Disinfectant walk-through gates are also becoming the source of causing skin disease in kids and adults.

One time disinfection does not kill all the virus:

When a person passes through coronavirus walk-through gate, disinfectant/chlorine solution/Dettol solution is sprayed on him to disinfect the virus or germs o his body or clothes. The thinking about this is the instant disinfection of a person from coronavirus but according to experts coronavirus, can't be killed with a one-time disinfection shower.

The virus in respiratory Organs:

When a person who is infected by the coronavirus virus not only exists on his hands but also in his respiratory organs. The moment he talks, sneeze, or cough he will spread the air with tiny virus droplets. If a healthy person breathes in that air, the virus will go into his body and he will be infected within no time. In such cases, Disinfectant walk-through gates are of use, and they cannot give full prevention from coronavirus.

Although these antiviral Walk-through gates cannot give full protection to the person passes through it, these antiviral Walk-through gates are in high demand. The reason behind this is the sense of safety felt by the business owners.

Skin issue due to disinfectant or Chlorine:

Continuous exposure to chlorine or other disinfectants can cause serious health issues. Following are the most common issues caused by chlorine to human health and skin:

  • Redness
  • Damage mucus membranes
  • Damage dermal surfaces
  • Burning pain
  • Blisters
  • Swelling

If chlorine go inside the human body, they can damage

  • Respiratory organs
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Damage eye

So these walk-through gates not only create a false sense of security but also cause serious health and skin problems in the users.

How to fill the gaps?

The basic purpose to use the Antiviral walk-through the gate is to prevent the spread and transmission of coronavirus from one person to another. the most common point that spreads the virus are hands, so what’s the point in spraying chlorine on the whole body and damaging skin? Transmission can be stopped just by disinfecting the hands. And this brings us back to the Handwashing.

Including hand washing, people should also wear masks because in some infected persons no symptoms appear once they are infected with COVID-19. In such cases when they visit a public space without wearing masks and sneeze he will fill the air with tiny droplets of coronavirus. And if a normal person is not wearing a mask and he breathes in a droplet of coronavirus he will be infected instantly.

Do not use chlorine and bleach while spraying:

Even if you are using a walk-through gate never use chlorine and bleach into your disinfectant because it is very harmful to human health. Medical staff that is exposed to chlorine continuously show severe clinical symptoms.

The use of chlorine should be banned completely for spraying purposes. Although it can be used In an appropriate concentration to disinfect surfaces.

The best alternative for chlorine is the use of 70% alcohol for disinfection and spraying.

Follow other coronavirus safety preventions:


Follow all the coronavirus safety precautions to stay safe. To reduce the chances of getting infected by coronavirus please follow the following guidelines:

  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • Avoid contact with people having symptoms.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 3 feet while being at a public place.
  • Stay up to date with the latest information regarding coronavirus from trusted sources.
  • Wash your hands with soap regularly.
  • Seek medical help in case of coronavirus symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with animals
  • Disinfect the places you touch the most.
  • Avoid visiting crowded places.
  • Wear a face mask while going outside.
  • Cover your cough with your sleeve or tissue.

Fumigation and disinfection services VS Disinfectant walk-through gates:

Till today the effectiveness of Disinfectant walk-through gates is in doubt due to its negative effects on human health. On the other hand fumigation and cleaning services are offering disinfection and antiviral services with more than 99% surety of virus death.

Seeking the help of fumigation services is more many times more effective and health-friendly as compared to Disinfectant walk-through gates. the chemicals used by fumigation services are approved by WHO and national health authorities and are safe to be used as a disinfectant.

Many companies are offering fumigation services to disinfect offices, public places, hospitals, etc.


Disinfectant walk-through gates are not yet declared as a shield against deadly coronavirus by health experts. Including this, it is costly and causing serious health and skin disorders in the users due to continuous exposure to chlorine and it cannot kill the virus inside the body.

Even after passing through the Disinfectant walk-through gate, you are not safe if you don’t follow the prevention guidelines by the health authorities you are exposed to the risk of getting infected. Following prevention, guidelines are the best way to prevent getting infected and the spread of deadly coronavirus.

Seeking the help of fumigation and cleaning services is the best option out there to disinfect your facility from coronavirus germs and avoid the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus.

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