People exercise behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing at a gym in California. Photo: TNS
People exercise behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing at a gym in California. Photo: TNS

US study finds coronavirus spreads rapidly in gyms when masks not worn

  • The US CDC traced two coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centres, where indoor classes and instructors created super-spreader events
  • Researchers recommended improving ventilation, enforcing mask use and physical distancing, and increasing hand-hygiene

People exercise behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing at a gym in California. Photo: TNS
People exercise behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing at a gym in California. Photo: TNS
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