Dears/ Members of the Chamber
Asharqia Chamber presents you with its best regards and informs you that it has received a letter from the Council of Saudi Chambers No. (PG / 1904) and the date (10/16/1441), and referred to in the speech of the General Authority for Food and Drug No. (27808 / p) and the date (10/14/1441), And the reference to the telegram of His Excellency the Minister of Health (1779695-1441) and the date (12/10/1441), Chairman of the Committee formed with the two generous high orders No. (35280) and the date (7/6/1441) and No. (34130) and date (1/6) / 1441), to take all the necessary precautions to prevent an outbreak of coronavirus in the Kingdom, regarding what was presented at the ninety-fourth meeting of the aforementioned committee held on (10/10/1441), that the circulation of various media outlets was monitored using some government and private agencies Sterilization portals for the purpose of combating the new coronavirus (Covid-19), and what the Commission deems to be that studies have not demonstrated the effectiveness of these portals in limiting the spread of virus infection, in addition to the unsafeness of the materials used in them, and among these materials:
Chemical disinfectants: Various types of chemical disinfectants are used in portals, some of which are intended for disinfection of surfaces, and spraying them on the human body from all directions may lead to their inhalation or access to sensitive parts, which may lead to many health damages.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVC rays with short and dangerous waves that may damage the genetic material, whether in human cells or in viral molecules, are used in sterilizing hospitals, airplanes, and offices, as well as in purifying drinking water.
Whereas, the committee ended up emphasizing all governmental and private sectors after using any techniques, interventions, tools, products, or supplies to control Corona Virus (Covid-19) directly or indirectly, which was not stipulated in the evidence of the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control “prevention” Which requires these products to be approved by the authority before being approved in the guide.
For more information, you can view the scientific statement on "Sterilization gates using chemical and ultraviolet disinfection" via the following link: https://bit.ly/3h4QgRG