Libraries wasting Time Cleaning Booksby VPP VINACOM Seo Manager
Brisbane council officials undertaking the mammoth task of
cleaning half a million library books returned amid the COVID-19 pandemic could
be wasting their time.
Almost 370 council employees have so far cleaned 70,000 books, which has included the use of anti-bacterial spray, văn phòng phẩm vinacom to ensure they do not spread the virus.
"There are more than 500,000 items out on loan, which is more than half of the entire collection," Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.
"Every single one needs to be thoroughly cleaned in a process that takes three days."
But Australia's leading medical body says the extraordinary effort isn't exactly necessary.
The same result could be achieved by simply leaving the books to one side for a week before they are loaned out again, Australian Medical Association federal councillor Dr Chris Moy said.
The virus is known to last longer on plastic and steel surfaces but not so long on porous items such as paper and an anti-bacterial spray does not kill a virus, he said.
"Given what I know about it, it does seem a complex way to do this for which a period of time when a book cannot be reloaned may the most effective way of avoiding the transfer of coronavirus," Dr Moy said.
"The actual risk of passing it on, after a period of time, is relatively low and certainly after a few days there would be basically no risk.
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