Disinfect the streets

Ive seen other countries are disinfecting streets to combat the spread of this virus. Why is this not happening here?

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Killing the virus in the streets will help prevent us brining it into our homes when lockdown is lifted

by donnamt on May 07, 2020 at 04:44PM

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  • Posted by Gembles May 07, 2020 at 16:50

    However, the disinfectant May harm animals and birds.
  • Posted by WilfredLawrieNicholasJohnson May 07, 2020 at 16:59

    Probably very limited benefit for most areas. May have some positive effect in areas like train stations and underground.
  • Posted by JoysieJ May 07, 2020 at 18:05

    I think disinfectant may be harmful to animals and birds and we don't know what it will do to humans either! In healthy people, our immune systems are used to handling bacteria and virus's all the time so I don't think this is sensible.
  • Posted by cj2000bb May 07, 2020 at 18:13

    I don't think there is any actual evidence that the virus could survive on the streets. We should not do something purely on the basis others do it.
  • Posted by Brian1977 May 07, 2020 at 18:24

    I suspect that disinfection of streets is carried out in some countries simply to placate the populations that "something is being done". However surely the government can obtain an expect opinion on this proposal. It may be that the experts would advise washing down station concourses and other enclosed spaces such as shopping malls which do not benefit from the "disinfecting" effect of sunshine.
  • Posted by Michellesmith May 07, 2020 at 19:50

    Why is this not happening. I don't understand it .surely places like trains and busses as well as all built up areas should be done .
  • Posted by CarrieFortune May 09, 2020 at 11:46

    Yes just is this not happening South Korea dealt with this well by disinfecting that’s what China also did
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