Traces Of The Coronavirus Were Found In Pipes With Industrial Water In Paris
Traces of the coronavirus were found in Parisian pipelines with industrial water, which is used, among other things, for cleaning streets. The report appeared in the mayor's office of the French capital on April 19.
"Tiny traces" of SARS-CoV-2 were found by the laboratory of the Paris water supply organization Eau de Paris — the coronavirus in trace amounts was found in four of the 27 samples. In this regard, the city authorities decided to immediately stop using the entire water network.
"These are tiny footprints, but still footprints. So we decided as a precaution to contact the Regional Health Agency to have its specialists analyze the potential risks," Le Monde quoted Deputy mayor Celia Bloel as saying.
At the same time, the leadership of the capital assured that there is no danger in drinking water, it can be used without any risk.
As of April 19, the coronavirus was confirmed in more than 152 thousand people, 19.7 thousand patients died, in France, according to Worldometer. Thus, France ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of infected, behind Italy (178 thousand), Spain (195 thousand) and the United States (741 thousand).
The day before, it became known that among the infected-more than a thousand sailors on the aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle," but almost half of the symptoms of COVID-19 are not observed.
An outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, occurred in Wuhan, China in late December. Outside of China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in more than 210 countries. On March 11, the world health organization (who) declared a coronavirus pandemic in the world. In total, more than 2.3 million people have been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, and 160,000 people have died.