Never mind all the new MERS cases in the UAE. Via Emirates 24/7: How Dubai Ambulance prevents Mers Coronavirus from spreading. Excerpt:
A chemical substance applied in Dubai ambulances minimises the chances of cross-infection with the Mers Coronavirus (Mers-CoV). The technique was recently introduced as a preventive measure in ambulances, in addition to another set of measures that were already in place.
As soon as the patient has been discharged from the ambulance, the substance is applied to all equipment, clothing and interior of the compartment. “If the virus [is present], it can be eradicated in 20 seconds,” explained Omer Ahmad Al Sakaf of the Medical and Technical Affairs Department of Dubai Ambulance.
“The substance minimises the chances of cross-infection of any kind of virus or bacteria. It does not, however, eradicate what has already evolved in the body. This is not a method to cure the Mers Coronavirus,” Al Sakaf clarified.
The report doesn't tell us what the substance might be.