A man has a swab taken to test for Covid-19 outside a health care centre in Rome on Thursday. Photo: LaPresse via AP A man has a swab taken to test for Covid-19 outside a health care centre in Rome on Thursday. Photo: LaPresse via AP
A man has a swab taken to test for Covid-19 outside a health care centre in Rome on Thursday. Photo: LaPresse via AP

WHO issues new coronavirus guidance, but stops short of confirming airborne transmission

  • Top US expert Dr Fauci says it’s a ‘reasonable assumption’ that aerosol spread does occur, which is why health officials are pushing for use of face masks
  • Any change in WHO’s assessment of risk of transmission might mean governments would have to adjust their public health measures

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man has a swab taken to test for Covid-19 outside a health care centre in Rome on Thursday. Photo: LaPresse via AP A man has a swab taken to test for Covid-19 outside a health care centre in Rome on Thursday. Photo: LaPresse via AP
A man has a swab taken to test for Covid-19 outside a health care centre in Rome on Thursday. Photo: LaPresse via AP
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