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Residents advised to check plumbing to fend off Covid-19

Cracked, leaking or damaged pipes could let virus spread vertically inside buildings, health officials warn.

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Cracked, leaking or damaged pipes could let virus spread vertically inside buildings, health officials warn.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

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.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

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