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Experts investigating whether the coronavirus can spread through bathroom pipes

February 13, 2020

Health officials in Hong Kong partially evacuated residents from an apartment block over fears the coronavirus may have been transmitted via the building's pipes, according to an article on the CNN website.

Two residents on different floors of a high-rise tower had been infected with coronavirus.

Three more cases have since been linked to building. 

The two initial caused speculation among health officials that the virus could have been transmitted through pipes in the building.

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