SAN ANTONIO, T.X. (NewsNation Now) — The San Antonio International Airport said they purchased the Xenex LightStrike robot, which is proven to deactivate the virus that causes coronavirus.
The robot uses bursts of ultraviolet room disinfection technology to destroy the virus, according to a press release by the airport. In testing performed at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the LightStrike robot destroyed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in two minutes.
“The health and safety of our employees and passengers has always been our number-one priority,” said Jesus Saenz, Jr., Director of Airports for the City of San Antonio. “The acquisition of the Xenex LightStrike robot is just the latest innovative enhancement to our daily operations and efforts to ensure that traveling through San Antonio International Airport is the easiest and safest experience passengers can encounter.”
San Antonio is the first airport in the world to purchase the robot.
The airport is planning to hold a city-wide naming contest to name the robot on their social media.