Singapore Study Shows That Effective Cleaning And Disinfection is Critical To Controlling The Spread Of Sars-CoV-2.
This was the recurring theme of a recent advisory released by NEA, the National Environmental Agency of Singapore
This study was conducted by our Environmental Health Institute (EHI), which is a public health laboratory run by NEA.
They conduct research, surveillance, and risk assessment studies to acquire knowledge on environmental issues affecting public health.
The key goal of this institute is to develop evidence-based, cost-effective tools and strategies to safeguard public health. And they have been furiously researching and exploring additional ways we can combat COVD-19.
One of this study’s conclusions were, that the virus can linger on frequently touched areas used by confirmed Covid-19 cases.
The research study detected the Sars-CoV-2 virus in two out of more than 400 samples collected from frequently touched areas in non-healthcare accommodations in Singapore used by Covid-19 patients.
Subsequent sampling of the same surfaces after disinfection did not detect the virus.
Environmental Health Institute (EHI) research scientist Judith Wong, who led the study said,
“Laboratory tests by other researchers have shown that Sars-CoV-2 can survive on environmental surfaces for two to three days. Disinfection of spaces where Covid-19 cases dwell is thus essential.”To read the full paper released by the EHI, do visit: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762692
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