By Democrat reporter (source BBC Scotland)
A municipal worker spraying disinfectant in the streets of Madrid.
Professor Jason Leitch, the Scottish Government’s national clinical director, says that disinfecting outdoor public areas will make little difference in the fight to stem the spread of coronavirus.
“There is not a lot of evidence that it does much other than perhaps create a bit of a spectacle,” he told BBC Radio Scotland’s Off The Ball programme.
“This virus lives on surfaces; it doesn’t survive out in the wild too much so the big disinfections you might see don’t really do much for this particular fight.
“People staying at home, washing their hands and breaking the cycle is the best way.”