The CPS found no sign of coronavirus in any of the water samples taken at gauging stations in Moscow, reports the Moscow Department of the Ministry.

“In the period from March 2020 at the water intake before drinking water in the distribution network (water treatment plant), the presence of RNA 2019 coronavirus-nCoV 616 selected samples for studies on the presence of RNA 2019 coronavirus-nCoV. In all samples investigated water RNA 2019 coronavirus-nCoV was not detected,” – said on the Agency’s website.

The Ministry added that thanks to modern and efficient system of water treatment the quality of drinking water supplied to population for microbiological and sanitary-chemical indicators, compliance with regulatory requirements and is stable. For the first half of 2020 all analyzed microbiological samples of drinking water – 4 thousand 190 sample – matched standards.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor stated that almost all particles of the coronavirus to die in room temperature water for several hours.

As the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova reported that the coronavirus does not breed either in sea or in fresh water and can remain there, however, instantly killed by boiling.