Although experts have advised social distancing and disinfection, how do we protect ourselves from contracting Covid-19 if we share a toilet or tap with others?
The Western Cape government has some advice The best way to protect yourself using a communal toilet or faucet.
- Do not touch the faucet, toilet, or door handle with your bare hands.
- Hold the tap, the door handle or the toilet lid with newspaper.
- Open the toilet door with your foot or shoulder and lift the lid. < / li>
- Stand at least six steps away from other people when queuing for a toilet or faucet.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or after using the toilet or faucet Mouth until you wash your hands with soap and water.
- Clean the toilet tte or the tap with 1 liter of water mixed with 4 teaspoons of bleach (but keep this mixture out of the reach of children).
According to World Health Organization (WHO), there is little chance of Kon Covid-19 being removed from drinking water.
It is said that the virus was not found in water supplies and that the water treatment is destroying the virus.
“The risk of coronaviruses for drinking water is classified as low and the Sars-CoV-2 virus was not detected in drinking water.
” Drinking water treatment methods neutralize infectious pathogens in the water. Sars-CoV-2 is an enveloped virus, which means it has a fragile layer of fat that is easily destroyed by the treatment process. Therefore, treated drinking water does not pose a risk for Covid-19. “