Expert: Risk of bats in Singapore transmitting Covid-19 low, but precautions still useful


Bats can spread viruses through their faeces. - The Straits Times/Asian News Network

SINGAPORE, Sept 14 (The Straits Times/ANN): It is highly unlikely that bats in Singapore are carrying the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, but people who come into contact with one should still take precautions, two experts said.

For example, residents who have bats flying into their homes should look out for any secretions and contamination from the animal and clean them as soon as possible. This is because bats can spread viruses through their faeces.

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