The Global BioRisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, has published a third tip sheet for cleaning and restoration professionals addressing the recent outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 (Wuhan Coronavirus).
In the release, which can be downloaded here, GBAC details recommendations for the proper use of disinfectants to prevent the spread of virus.
This tip sheet is the latest in a series from GBAC on the current coronavirus outbreak.
The 2019-nCoV is a novel or new coronavirus, that was first identified in humans in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Last week the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced “COVID-19” as the official name for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
“We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing. It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.”
Earlier this month WHO declared the new strain a public health emergency of international concern.
The decision was announced after a Geneva meeting of the international organisation’s emergency committee.
ISSA and GBAC continue to monitor the Wuhan coronavirus an its impact on the cleaning industry. For the latest updates, visit ISSA.com/coronavirus.
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