Why Walmart is now buying spray machines to disinfect its stores

WASHINGTON — Walmart is buying spray systems to disinfect stores.

The retail giant on Thursday acquired spray disinfection systems for its stores in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, according to a regulatory filing.

Walmart is one of a handful of U.S. retailers that have bought the systems to help them fight the spread of the coronavirus.

WalMart said it would pay up to $200 per day for the disinfection system, which will also be installed on some of the retailer’s stores.

The systems can be installed at a fraction of the cost of other products that may be used to treat the air.