More than 110 countries have now reported coronavirus cases. The World Health Organization says the threat of a pandemic is a “very real” but that the planet is not at its mercy,

But the questions is…

Is it safe to swim in a public pool? – Annette, Chester

The water in most swimming pools contains chlorine, a chemical which can kill viruses. So it should be safe to use a swimming pool as long as it is properly chlorinated.

However, you could still catch the virus from an infected person in a changing-room or building if they contaminate surfaces, such as door handles.

And someone with the virus could also spread it to others through coughs and sneezes if they come into close contact.

Beyond that, there are a number of ways to help you avoid catching or spreading the virus.

How to stay safe? read more at BBC Health News

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