Following the first reports of cases of acute respiratory syndrome in the Chinese Wuhan municipality at the end of December 2019, Chinese authorities have identified a novel coronavirus as the main causative agent. The outbreak has rapidly evolved affecting other parts of China and outside the country. Cases have been detected in several countries in Asia, but also in Australia, Europe, Africa and North America.
According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), so far all countries in the Danube region have recorded cases of infection with coronavirus. As with influenza viruses, the novel coronavirus is transmitted via direct bodily contact or via droplet infection. As far as we can judge at this moment, any transmission of coronavirus via public drinking water supply can be excluded.
Further information and a list of useful links and documents can be found below.
List of links:
List of documents:
- IAWD information on measures for water and waste water utilities
- IAWD - D-LeaP - Water Safety and Crisis Management
- IAWD, 2020. Update and information on the novel Coronavirus for water and wastewater utilities
- IAWD information on Corona for water and wastewater utilities - Serbia
- ECDC COVID-19, Infographic
- ECDC COVID-19, Minimise the spread
- ECDC Handwashing Poster