Macao residents have been strongly advised to check their plumbing to avoid transmission of Covid-19 inside buildings.
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre said residents should pay particular attention to the U-shaped pipes installed in water and sewerage drains.
Residents are advised to:
– Ensure the correct installation and proper functioning of all drainage pipes and to check that they do not have cracks, damage or leaks;
– Check anything connected to drains in buildings, such as washbasins, bathtubs, showers, and toilets, and ensure they have been correctly installed with U-shaped steel pipes;
– Water should be placed in unused water drains, such as water drains on balconies, at least once a week to ensure sufficient water storage in U-bend steel pipes;
– Seal off water drains that are not in use.