The virus is mainly spread by close contact, but medical staff are advised to take precautions against the risk of airborne transmission. Photo: AFPThe virus is mainly spread by close contact, but medical staff are advised to take precautions against the risk of airborne transmission. Photo: AFP
The virus is mainly spread by close contact, but medical staff are advised to take precautions against the risk of airborne transmission. Photo: AFP

Is airborne coronavirus transmission possible? The WHO urges caution

  • Covid-19 can be spread by coughs and sneezes, but tiny aerosol particles that linger in the air risk passing it on over a greater distance
  • Scientists say the possibility cannot be ruled out, but the global health agency says the available evidence does not prove this is the case
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The virus is mainly spread by close contact, but medical staff are advised to take precautions against the risk of airborne transmission. Photo: AFPThe virus is mainly spread by close contact, but medical staff are advised to take precautions against the risk of airborne transmission. Photo: AFP
The virus is mainly spread by close contact, but medical staff are advised to take precautions against the risk of airborne transmission. Photo: AFP
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