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Rapid Response:

Re: Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19): a guide for UK GPs

Dear Editor
The authors advise: “... and clean and disinfect all hard surfaces, floors, chairs, door handles, sanitary fittings, and reusable non-invasive care equipment with a combined detergent disinfectant solution at a dilution of 1000 ppm available chlorine.”
Would it not be possible to provide a simple translation for the stressed time limited non-chemists reading this article by adding that this dilution equates to approximately 1:50 dilution of household bleach?
Yours faithfully
Richard James

Reference https://www.healthunit.com/uploads/mixing-of-bleach.pdf

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 March 2020
Richard D James
Retired GP
Falmouth, UK