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Coronavirus : The truth, the threats and the myths
Coronavirus and water – what you should know
The World Health Organisation specifically advises:
Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygienic conditions play an essential role in protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 outbreak. Good and consistently applied WASH and waste management practices, in communities, homes, schools, marketplaces and health care facilities will further help to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19. In places where centralized treatment and safe piped water supplies are not available, a number of household water treatment technologies are effective in removing or destroying viruses, including boiling, high performing ultra- and nano-membrane filters, solar irradiation, and in non-turbid waters, UV irradiation and appropriately dosed, free chlorine17. (Click here to read and download the WHO document)
The National Centre for Disease Control, (formerly the National Institute of Communicable Diseases), under the administrative control of the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has setup a dedicated helpline: +91 11 2397 8046
Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India can be viewed here.