Beijing sets '2 flies only' public toilet guidelines
Authorities in the Chinese capital have set new standards for public toilets, including a stipulation that they should contain no more than two flies, BBC News reported Wednesday.
The new rules, published by the commission of city administration, also set standards on odour and cleaning litter bins.
Toilets in places such as tourist spots must comply with the new standards. But it is not clear whether failing washrooms will be punished, the report said.
The new rules also cover cleaning, the use of equipment and training for attendants.
Beijing's Municipal Commission of City Administration and Environment said in a statement that the regulations aimed to standardize toilet management at places such as parks, railway stations, hospitals and shopping malls, BBC News said.