CSIC researchers release a report about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in beaches and pools

7 May 2020

Prof. Joan Grimalt, researcher from the Geochemistry and Pollution group has participated in a report about the transmission of SARS-Cov-2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, in spaces for bathing and other aquatic activities (swimming pools, beaches, rivers, etc).

Although, SARS-CoV-2 infection by contact with water from standard bath conditions is highly unlikely, the document provides some recommendations related to disinfection and social distancing measures recommended in these spaces.

The report has been written by Joan Grimalt, Instituto de Diagnóstico Ambiental y Estudios del Agua (IDAEA-CSIC), Ana Allende, Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS-CSIC), Alicia de Andrés, Instituto de Ciencias Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), Antonio Figueras, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM-CSIC), Gloria Sánchez, Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA-CSIC) and Carlos Prieto, Vicepresidencia Adjunta de áreas Científico-Técnicas del CSIC.

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