Sceptical of outdoor sanitisation

Sceptical of outdoor sanitisation. [Newspaper] (2020)


KUALA LUMPUR: The effectiveness of public sanitisation exercises is still a matter of debate. While some countries have adopted it as a method to control the spread of Covid-19, others have chosen to steer clear due to potential health risks. Although Malaysia has adopted it since the onset of the Movement Control Order (MCO), experts are still weighing the facts, especially on outdoor sanitisation. Infection control expert Dr Tengku Zetty Maztura Tengku Jamaluddin confirmed that the chemicals and their concentration administered by the authorities were recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being able to effectively kill the virus. "The solution (concentration) is between low and intermediate strength, but even a mild solution can deactivate and kill SARS-CoV-2," she said, referring to the virus that causes Covid-19, which could live for hours on porous surfaces, such as cupboards, three or four days on plastic and stainless steel, and up to seven days on discarded face masks.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Sanitisation, Chemicals, Disinfectants
Taxonomy: By Subject > Applied Sciences > Biology
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Chemistry
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Environmental Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Jamil Jawi
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 08:17
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 08:17
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