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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The researchers said more effort should be made to avoid overcrowding in indoor spaces and on public transport. Photo: EPA-EFEThe 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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