Researchers said the case highlighted the importance of wearing masks on public transport. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus can travel twice as far as official ‘safe distance’ and stay in air for 30 minutes, Chinese study finds

  • Authorities advise people to stay 1-2 metres apart, but researchers found that a bus passenger infected fellow travellers sitting 4.5 metres away
  • The scientists behind the research said their investigation also highlighted the importance of wearing face masks because of the length of time it can linger
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Researchers said the case highlighted the importance of wearing masks on public transport. Photo: Reuters
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