Professor Alvin Lai of City University of Hong Kong explains the relationship between flushing the toilet and the transmission of pathogens on February 13. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Coronavirus: pathogens linger in toilet for hours if you flush without closing lid – and some may still sneak through even if it is down, Hong Kong study finds

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Professor Alvin Lai of City University of Hong Kong explains the relationship between flushing the toilet and the transmission of pathogens on February 13. Photo: K.Y. Cheng