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Large-Scale Disinfection Efforts Against Coronavirus Commence At The Presidential Villa


The Presidency Thursday has been blasting disinfectant across wide areas of the presidential villa, including the office of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The folks arrived at the Villa about 9.30am to commence the exercise, that would cover the entire Presidential Villa.
They started from the building housing Buhari’s office, the floors, corridors and major pathways.
They were dressed in complete white overalls, masked and was seen wearing other protective gears, said an official.
“The dressing is similar to how the National Centre for Disease Control people wear their protective gears”, a presidential source volunteered.
It is not known what type of disinfectants being used in the process.

The good news from investigations of the coronavirus spread, says Juan Leon, an environmental health scientist at Emory University, is that past studies show common household disinfectants, including soap or a diluted bleach solution, can deactivate coronaviruses on indoor surfaces.

“Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a protective fat layer,” Leon says.

Disinfectants tear apart that fat layer, Leon says, which makes coronaviruses “fairly wimpy” compared to noroviruses and other common viruses that have a more robust protein shell.


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