1. Regular maintenance of the plumbing system
According to Zhong Nanshan, a prominent Chinese expert in respiratory diseases, the novel coronavirus does not necessarily spread via digestive system. The case could be that people contract the virus when breathing in the air or aerosols released by the dry waste in the plumbing system. You should make sure there are no blockages or leakages in the pipe by regularly pouring water into the outlet of the plumbing system. If the water flows back up the drain or leaks happen, fix the system promptly.
2. Proper disinfection
Items polluted by stool or respiratory secretions like phlegm: wipe or soak the items with disinfectant after cleaning off the pollutant.
The walls, the floor, taps, doorknobs and toilets in the restroom: every day, wipe the surfaces with disinfecting solution equivalent to 500 mg/L available chlorine, then clean the surfaces with water or wipe them up after 30 minutes.
The living space and items: disinfect them with chlorine disinfectant or 75% ethanol once or twice a week or more times in high-risk areas.
Tableware and feeding bottles: Put them in boiling water for 15 to 30 minutes or disinfect them with a high temperature before every use.
3. Toilet hygiene
Flush the used toilet paper down the toilet. Don't throw it in a trash bin, especially not a lidless one. Close the toilet lid when you flush and keep the toilet room well-ventilated.