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Collapsed ceiling: Delaying fixing leak to avoid infection risk the right move?

With the relaxation of Covid-19 measures, the onus is now more on individuals making decisions that can impact the health and well-being of those around them.

The dripping went on night and day as the writer’s ceiling sagged threateningly. PHOTO: UNSPLASH
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As I looked through a big, ragged hole in the false ceiling at exposed pipes and heard my neighbour’s sewage gurgling, I asked myself whether I was stupid to have delayed fixing the lively leak which led to its collapse. 

I postponed an appointment with a plumber when I got a sore throat because my first thought was to not risk making him sick. But would other people have gone ahead with it and thought I was stupid to take precautions?

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