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World Toilet Day: Bill Gates visits Brussels sewers

It’s not a hoax, billionaire Bill Gates immersed himself in the bowels of Brussels to visit the sewers of the Belgian capital.

The event took place on Sunday as part of World Toilet Day, a cause in which the American billionaire is involved, who has devoted part of his fortune to the generalization of toilets around the world.

In a video posted on social networks and viewed more than 3 million times in less than 24 hours, we see the founder of Microsoft rushing into a manhole in Anderlecht.

“What am I doing 30 feet underground in Brussels? I’m going into the sewers. And it stinks,” said Mr. Gates, who also visited the city museum explaining the history of wastewater management, according to media outlet 7Sur7.

The billionaire also attended a collection of wastewater samples by experts from Sciensano who “test wastewater to detect Covid-19, polio and other diseases”, according to the explanations of the founder of the giant American.

“Toilets are the cornerstone of public health and play an essential role in protecting the environment,” said the United Nations, while Unicef ​​deplores that 900 million people are forced to toilet. outdoor needs.

“Leaving so many people without toilets (…) puts the entire 2030 Agenda at risk, with the poorest, particularly women and girls, paying the highest price in terms of health problems, lack of education, loss of productivity and general insecurity,” according to the UN.

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