Due to falling incidences, the corona restrictions are being eased across Germany. Particularly affected sectors such as retail, gastronomy, hotel, travel agency, event or fitness studios are allowed to reopen. With the bridging aid III of the federal government, the purchase of the youvee® air purifier can still be applied for in May and June. With cost reimbursements of up to 100%, the purchase of the devices is subsidized as an additional hygiene measure.
UV radiation is used to disinfect hospital and operating theatre equipment. What tinkerers in Karlsruhe are now trying is new: UV-C radiation to eliminate corona viruses. The idea was born in September 2020 - the first prototype was produced at the beginning of November. There are research projects on this at the University of Tübingen, and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). But there is no series production at the university institutions.
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The Bridging Assistance III program rule, published on Feb. 15, 2021, subsidizes the purchase of UVC-based youvee® air purifiers by up to 90%. The grant supports the purchase and use of youvee® primarily in the hospitality, sports facility and retail sectors, where effectiveness and high design standards are key to winning back employees and customers.