Strong disinfection regime imposed on public toilets
Public toilets in Shanghai are to be disinfected every two hours.
Workers must disinfect all toilets, handrails, flush buttons, taps, soap containers, wash basins, rubbish bins, and toilet paper containers, a notice released by the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau over the weekend states.
Disinfection should be increased if the user traffic is high. Workers must clean each cubicle after it is used.
Trash cans at men's toilets have been removed, while those at women's toilets should be emptied when half full and disinfected.
Liquid soap or soap must be provided and good ventilation ensured.
Thorough cleaning should be conducted at the end of every day, and records kept.
Workers must wear masks and gloves and have their temperature checked before work.
At the Pule Road public toilet in Minhang District, Shi Wenfeng cleans every time when a visitor leaves. She sprays disinfectant on the door, taps, wash basin and liquid soap container thoroughly and mops the floor twice.
She was also busy disinfecting nearby rubbish bins on Sunday morning.
"Thorough cleaning and disinfection is necessary, and the responsible thing to do," she said.
"The disinfection makes me more relaxed and the cleaners here are very responsible," said Yang after using the facility.
In Yangpu District, cleaners at all public toilets have been given facial masks, disposable gloves and protective glasses.