The outbreak of the coronavirus has disrupted the world’s order. COVID-19, the official term given by WHO for coronavirus, has altered the economy on a global scale. Even WHO has officially declared this a pandemic situation. And since there is no cure or vaccine as of now, the only way we can fight it is by taking precautions and emphasizing personal hygiene.
Still, personal hygiene is not limited to washing your hands, using hand sanitizer and gloves regularly but sanitizing things — smartphones and gadgets — you own too.
Samsung’s Free Galaxy Sanitizing Service
The smartphone is one of those gadgets we touch frequently and possibly, the most contaminated thing you carry along 24/7. Taking this thing into consideration, Samsung is offering a free Galaxy Sanitizing Service.
The main aim of this service is to make sure people are shielded from the infection of coronavirus. Samsung is using UV-C light to effectively kill bacteria and viruses both on surfaces and floating in the air and clean the smartphones, Samsung tablets, and Galaxy Watch. They are not using any harmful chemicals, which is a good sign. This service is free at the official Samsung Service and Samsung Experience Stores in selected countries.
“It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”
As of now, this service is available in countries like Argentina, Chile Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United States, Ukraine, and Vietnam. The officials are planning to expand this service in more countries like Australia, Austria, Canada, Czechia, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
The service was initially made available to only Galaxy smartphones, however, later Samsung opened it to all mobile devices, including non-Samsung users. The mobile sanitizing process takes around 30 seconds to complete and 3 minutes to disinfect Samsung Tablet and Galaxy Watch.
COVID-19 in the news:
- Alibaba creates an AI-powered Diagnosis System to detect Coronavirus
- LG shuts down a factory at South Korea due to Coronavirus
- Google cancels physical 2020 I/O event due to Coronavirus
- Apple decides to cancel the March 31 event, iPhone SE 2 launch delayed
- Shortage of replacement parts in Apple stores due to Covid-19