In an apartment building called Hong Mei House in the Tsing Yi area of Hong Kong, at least two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed. Health Official, Professor KY Yuen said that it is possible the coronavirus may have been transmitted through the pipeline system of the building.
“As the pipeline that transfers feces is connected to the air pipe, it is very likely for the virus in the feces to be transmitted through the air fan into the toilet,” Professor Yuen said.
Parts of the building were evacuated as a precaution while health officials and engineers carried out emergency checks, he added.
Professor Yuen said that the transmission route is not clear yet, so the evacuation was taken to protect the residents of the building.
Hong Kong now has 42 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.