Imam-e-Kaaba and the and Head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques
on Monday participated in sterilizing the Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba using “Ozone tech” in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The latest “Ozone technology” is based on the technique of producing ozone gas by using the oxygen naturally present in the air. Ozone is a well-known powerful oxidizer which can kill microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses.
Studies have shown that ozone can be an effective air disinfectant as in water. It has been used to kill E. coli and to disinfect SARS-contaminated environments.
Ozone gas doesn’t leave behind poisonous residuals such as other disinfectant making it an smart and safe method of disinfection and sterilization.
The technology will be used to sterilize surfaces and carpets in the Grand Mosque.
Imam-e-Kaaba also took part in the washing and disinfecting of the Holy Kaaba and Prophet Ibrahim’s shrine.
The move came as part of the work planned by the General Presidency, which includes maintenance work of the black stone and Kaaba’s Kiswa (the cloth cover) and other protective measures implemented inside the Grand Mosque to contain the spread of the coronavirus within it or in its courtyards.