How Safe are Seas and Pools in Outbreak Days? What the Experts Say
Experts are concerned about not obeying the social distance rule and point out that common areas such as chaise lounges and cabins carry more risks.
The summer season entered in the coronavirus shade brought up the issue of whether sea and pools are risky.
Researches reveal that coronavirus is very unlikely to be transmitted from sea and pool water.
In the researches, it is stated that the salt and its density in the seawater do not provide an environment suitable for the survival of the virus, and the disinfectant substances used primarily in chlorine in the pools neutralize the virus.
However, violations of social distance rules are more worrying for scientists and public health professionals in common areas such as the beach and poolside.
Professor Dr. Concise: It's not worth taking the risk
Scientific Committee member Dr. Tevfik concise, following on from the virus that infected the sea or the pool says :
Professor Dr. He states that with the concise mentality of 'There is no virus in the water anyway', it would be dangerous for everyone to flock to the beaches and ignore the social distance rules:
Professor Dr. Tezer: Every common area is dangerous
Another Scientific Committee member Dr. Hasan Tezer says:
Dr. Buying: Hygiene of loungers and changing cabinets is critical
Infectious diseases and clinical microbiologists. Esra Ergün Alış also says that, based on the researches carried out so far, the salt and density of the seawater do not provide a suitable environment for the virus, and the disinfectant substances used primarily in chlorine in the pools neutralize the virus.
Alış states that the main concern is not the swimming in the pool or the sea, but the behaviors that people will exhibit after they leave:
"Use your belongings"
Underlining that purchasing, any kind of glasses, snorkel, and sea bed that can be used in the pool can be an important factor in the transmission of the virus: