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Coronavirus: Cardiff Bus failed to use virus-killing disinfectant

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Coronavirus: Cardiff Bus failed to use virus-killing disinfectant

Cardiff Bus put people at risk for several weeks by failing to use coronavirus-killing disinfectants, a drivers’ union has claimed.

The council-owned firm switched to a product proven to kill coronavirus on 9 April, having previously used another it believed was suitable.

Unite claims that it had not followed guidelines for a month.

Cardiff Bus said the health risk was "limited" and it would continue to review its cleaning processes.

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The UK government published guidelines in March which recommend organisations in non-medical settings use disinfectant that is "effective against enveloped viruses". Worries non-virus patients not using NHS Wales

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Minister vows to boost virus tests by ‘next week’ Unite’s regional organiser Alan McCarthy said a Cardiff Bus employee raised concerns about the disinfectant being used on buses in the city last week.He said Cardiff Bus, which brought in enhanced bus-cleaning measures on 11 March, told staff on Tuesday it had switched to an "enhanced" disinfectant."It is crucial that Cardiff Bus now fully reassures the general public that its cleaning regime is of the required standard," Mr McCarthy said."It also needs to fully address the internal failings that have clearly played out here."Cardiff Bus said in a statement it had reviewed its cleaning process after the outbreak of coronavirus."The decision was made at that time to continue with the use of the current sanitizer-disinfectant, but at the same time, increase the frequency of cleaning."It was believed at that time, that the product was suitable and contained ingredients that were active against enveloped viruses." Cardiff council said it passed on advice that bleach-based products are […]

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