Most toilets and bathrooms in homes have locks that are activated from the inside and can be opened only with a key.
There has reportedly been a case where someone died after collapsing in a locked toilet and household members could not find the key to the toilet to get to him in time.
I believe that in the United States, toilet and bathroom door locks have a hole on the outside which enables people to easily unlock the door with simple household items.
Given that our population is ageing and that older people tend not to be able to remember where they have kept a key, could the authorities look into ensuring that toilet and bathroom doors can be easily unlocked from the outside in an emergency?
This could be vital in getting help to a person who has fallen unconscious.
Ong Tiong Meng