In the last week, India reported 22.49 lakh COVID-19 cases – the highest number of cases reported by any country in any seven-day period since the beginning of the pandemic. On Sunday, the country had 3.55 lakh cases and 2,8067 cases.
The resurgence of the virus has put immense pressure on India’s healthcare system – choked hospitals are reeling under the shortage of oxygen and medicines, and the prices of oxygen cylinders, concentrators, and essential medicines has shot up on the black market. With experts saying that India’s mammoth second wave is yet to peak, preventive measures have taken the spotlight.
Gurugram-based startup O2 Cure is offering its own weapon in the COVID-19 fight: an air purification device named Plug & Play that claims to neutralise the COVID-19 virus.
The active air purifier uses advanced technology to purify and treat microbials in an area up to 500 sq ft. The company claims the device can “effectively neutralise coronavirus by 99.9 percent from air and surfaces” at homes, offices, gyms, and more.