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Beijing strengthens disinfection of used train berth bedding
The China Railway Beijing Group says it has strengthened disinfection operations of used train berth bedding with high-temperature sterilisation and disinfectant and prolonged washing time amid the current coronavirus epidemic.
The disinfected items including bedding, curtains, head cushions and tablecloths on sleeper and electric multiple unit trains operating between Beijing and Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhangjiakou and Kowloon in Hong Kong.
Hot water at 90 degrees Celsius has been used in washing or ironing the items, with sodium hypochlorite added into the water. Washing time has been extended by 10 minutes to reach an hour.
"The measures will better keep the bedding clean and safe during the period of epidemic prevention and control, reports the companys Zhang Yongjie who oversees, the washing tasks.
13th February 2020