At the end of April, the non-drinking water system in Paris detected "trace amounts" of the 2019-nCoV that day.A laboratory managed by the Paris municipal department found "trace amounts" of the virus in 4 of the 27 sampling points tested, and the Paris municipal government immediately suspended the use of non-potable water systems.
Paris officials stated that the non-drinking water system in Paris is drawn from rivers such as the Seine and is mainly used to clean streets and water parks. It is not the same system as drinking water. The two systems have been separate since the 19th century;At present, the drinking water system has not detected any traces of the 2019-nCoV, there is no safety problem, and the public uses "no risk".
In mid-June, researchers from Spain, Brazil, Spain, Brazil, and Italy detected the 2019-nCoV in waste water samples from March, November, and December last year.Experts say that the 2019-nCoV may have been "dormant" in many places around the world before the outbreak in Asia. Many cases were covered up because they were misdiagnosed as flu. Studies have shown that the genetic material of the 2019-nCoV may enter waste water through the excrement of infected persons. "
Once this research was issued, it caused widespread concern and discussion around the world. Because traces of the 2019-nCoV have been detected in the water one after another, many friends want to go swimming but are a little worried that the 2019-nCoV will spread through water. The US CDC also responded to this.
CDC: There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through water in pools, hot tubs or playgrounds. In addition, proper operations and water (chlorine or bromine disinfection) in these aquatic sites can inactivate the virus.
But this does not mean that it is safe for us to go to water play places, because we will also touch door handles, public seats and showers, and the indoor swimming pool is still in a confined space, which is still good for our health. There are certain risks. The epidemic is not over yet, and epidemic prevention work needs to continue.
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