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The Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Public Health are investing millions in caravans of trucks and workers that spray disinfectant in city streets during nighttime hours. The spraying has taken place during the daytime but mostly at night during the curfew when they have pretty much the streets to themselves. The spraying has been taking place from upscale to low income barrios, especially after curfew in cities nationwide. The units are noisy and people can quickly know when the caravans pass through each barrio.

Now the World Health Organization (WHO) says there is little to gain from the spraying disinfectants on streets and outsides of homes and alerts that these instead can be harmful to people.

In a document on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces as part of the response to the virus, the WHO says spraying can be ineffective. “Spraying or fumigation of outdoor spaces...

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