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Airlines Send in World’s Strongest Disinfectants to Fight Virus

  • Aircraft cleaning now resembles hospital-style sterilizations
  • Qantas and Korean Air Lines evacuated people on Boeing 747s
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How Airlines Are Disinfecting Coronavirus Rescue Planes
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Airlines are turning to the world’s hardest-hitting disinfectants to rid planes of the coronavirus.

Qantas Airways Ltd., Korean Air Lines Co. and Singapore Airlines Ltd.’s Scoot unit are among carriers that helped evacuate people from the outbreak’s epicenter, the Chinese city of Wuhan, and from a cruise ship off Japan. They’ve stepped up aircraft-cleaning efforts as a result, trying to ensure that planes used in rescue missions are safe to be put back into commercial use.