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Swimming pools ‘not a Covid-19 risk’ if properly chlorinated

 

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Chlorine in swimming pools kills Covid-19, but swimmers could still catch the virus from each other, a senior health official warned today (May 25).

 

Dr Thanarak Palipat, deputy director-general of the Disease Control Department, was responding to questions about the risks of swimming now that pools have been permitted to reopen after lockdown restrictions were relaxed.

 

The most important thing for swimmers to remember is to keep their distance from others, he said. Therefore the pool should not be too crowded.

 

He advised pool users and operators to limit the number of people using the pool at one time, so that social distancing could be maintained in the water.

 

He added that proper pool maintenance, with chlorine kept at the standard level, was an effective disinfectant against the coronavirus. However, swimmers still faced a very small risk of getting infected with Covid-19 via airborne droplets from the mouth or nose of an infected pool user.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388479

 

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Too much coughing, spitting and spluttering going on in most pools but it should be the decision of the swimmers/splutterers.

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Well this is interesting. Fairly sure the empty heads said no pools because you cant wear masks. This has logic to it it.

2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Swimming pools ‘not a Covid-19 risk’ if properly chlorinated

This doesn't.

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So they are worried about snot getting in the water and somebody inhaling it? Must be some real Chinese megaglobs of sputum to not dilute into nothing in cubic meters of water.

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7 hours ago, Guderian said:

An uncrowded swimming pool on a sunny day is one of the safest places you can be outside your own home

Unless you get skin cancer from all the sun

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Beaches and swimming pools never were a problem the indoor places like public transportation and crowded offices perhaps.

So why a 50k fine for walk on a safe beach?

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I hear the dirty farang p i s s in the pool alot...  better to keep them out...

 

Seriously, many pools aren't treated consistently...  Chemicals cost baht!!!  

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11 hours ago, Lacessit said:

The ban on swimming pools was always one of the more stupid regulations. One of the safest places to be, but Thai scientific education being what it is, not realized.

Any pool with a measurable Free Available Chlorine ( FAC ) is a death sentence to bacteria.

Basic physical chemistry says the chemical reaction between a gas or liquid and a solid becomes more efficient as the physical size of the solid decreases.

The average bacterium is 1000 - 2000 nanometers in diameter. Coronavirus is 125 nanometers.

 

IDIOTS.

Why idiots? It is correct what the article says. The people need to keep social distancing. In reality nobody cares and this of course without any masks. If someone with Corona sneezes at you in the pool all the chlorine is useless. 

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How about the salty oceans, which should be a bit like chlorine in the pools, I think the

closing of the beaches was a stupid action as well as the closing of the pools.

  I guess the bars can be left closed as the local tourists are not big drinkers.

Good luck on your reopening Thailand.

Geezer

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2 hours ago, Oldie said:

Why idiots? It is correct what the article says. The people need to keep social distancing. In reality nobody cares and this of course without any masks. If someone with Corona sneezes at you in the pool all the chlorine is useless. 

 

The question of chlorine in the pool is not the point. You are simply not going to get happy children playing in a swimming pool to self-isolate.

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Stadtler laughs at the imbeciles who think pools are not safe but elevators are ok. 

 

 

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