A group of volunteers is disinfecting public spaces in Lewisham for free to fight the spread of coronavirus.

Mutual Aid Disinfection uses self-sourced equipment, targetting parks, buses, trains and streets to reduce the rate of infection.

Ex-army reserve member Evrad Kameugne Kounchou, 35, started the project after one of his friends died from coronavirus.

"I wanted to do something for free that would stop more deaths," he said.

"According to the World Health organisation, the virus may survive on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days on surfaces of different materials in public.

"Potentially contaminated surfaces may play a role in the transmission of the virus when persons come in direct contact.

"Therefore, it is important to disinfect areas that are frequently touched, to prevent transmission of virus."

The group have been well received by the public, who have not been put-off by their full body suits.

"The public response was pleasant - we've had fantastic and amazing feedback," Mr kounchou added.

"People weren't shocked, they were so happy and called us heroes."

To volunteer for Mutual Aid Disinfection, visit: www.mutualaiddisinfection.org