COVID-19: “It is not a priority to disinfect streets”
Thanks to Peter for a link to JN Direct on the mainland reporting that the Portuguese Director-General of Health said yesterday that there is no scientific evidence that disinfection of roads and public spaces are effective against contagion by the new coronavirus.
“For COVID-19 disease, there is no scientific evidence that [disinfection] is effective and therefore it is not a recommended measure,” said Graças Freitas at the daily press conference at the Ministry of Health, in Lisbon.
For the Director General of health, “it is not a priority to have workers to disinfect streets”, to fight the contagion by the new coronavirus, as has happened in some municipalities, because there is no certainty that has any influence.
“What will stop COVID-19 is that we stay far from each other,” said Graça Freitas.
Several municipalities from the north to the south of the country started cleaning and preventive disinfection work on the roads and public spaces of the respective municipalities several days ago, in an attempt to minimize the risks of contagion from Covid-19. Funchal City Hall started disinfecting the streets a week ago.