According to the RIVM, (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) the general rule of thumb for transmitting Covid-19 after infection is:“If you have no complaints (fever, cough, cold) for 24 hours, and it is a week after you became ill, you can at least no longer infect other people. ”

It is important to note, however, that several studies currently indicate a longer presence of the Covid-19 virus in the intestines of the infected. A study by the Amsterdam UMC | AMC shows that after the virus has disappeared from the throat and nose, the Covid-19 virus remains in the feces of the test subjects for quite some time. 
The publication can be found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apt.16036

What does this mean?
When someone is no longer considered contagious, that person's feces (and urine!) may contain the Covid-19 virus, which can be transmitted to others, for weeks to come. Toilets are known to have a high risk of transmitting viruses and other pathogens.
This knowledge gives extra weight to the importance of keeping (public) toilets continuously disinfected.

Provide a healthy environment for your family, employees, customers and visitors. Clean and disinfected toilet units certainly contribute to this.
Exinfect is the partner for realizing healthy buildings and minimizing risks related to contamination with viruses. 

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