The researchers said more effort should be made to avoid overcrowding in indoor spaces and on public transport. Photo: EPA-EFE
The researchers said more effort should be made to avoid overcrowding in indoor spaces and on public transport. Photo: EPA-EFE

Scientists warn coronavirus can travel through the air for ‘tens of metres’ indoors

  • More than 200 researchers from over 30 countries warn that tiny respiratory droplets can infect people over a much further distance than the WHO’s one-metre minimum rule
  • Their letter to a scientific journal warns that the risk is higher indoors and there should be more focus on better ventilation and avoiding crowded spaces

The researchers said more effort should be made to avoid overcrowding in indoor spaces and on public transport. Photo: EPA-EFE
The researchers said more effort should be made to avoid overcrowding in indoor spaces and on public transport. Photo: EPA-EFE
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