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

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