London, May 24: Public toilets in Beijing must contain no more than two flies per stall, according to a bizarre new directive issued to washroom attendants, it was reported here Thursday.
The two-fly limit is one of a series of measures aimed at improving toilets in the Chinese capital. The Beijing Municipal Commission issued the rule as a “new standard for public toilet management”, Daily Mail reported.
Xie Guomin, the official in charge of the initiative, said that the two-fly rule was not compulsory, but was a new benchmark to improve the Beijing’s notoriously unpleasant public restrooms.
The new regulations are similar to the ones in place during the 2008 Summer Olympics when Beijing mandated rules on discarded items and rules on accessibility.
There has been a marked improvement in toilet cleanliness in Beijing in recent years.