Key Recommendations on Water Sanitation and Hygiene: COVID-19. Healthcare Facilities
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Existing recommendation on water, sanitation and hygiene measures in healthcare facilities are important to provide adequate patient care and protect both patients and staff. These include: sufficient provision of safe drinking water for staff, caregivers and patients, personal hygiene, laundry and cleaning; adequate and accessible toilets; safe excreta management, including keeping excreta (faeces and urine) separate from human contact and safe treatment and disposal in the environment; frequent hand hygiene using the proper technique; periodic cleaning and disinfection; and safe management of healthcare waste.
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