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Airborne coronavirus particles may be infectious: scientists

Jul 22, 2020 17:40 IST

Scientists have recently learned that the new coronavirus does not just spread from droplets but it may travel through the air as well. A new study by scientists at the University of Nebraska, that is yet to be peer-reviewed, claims the coronavirus from microdroplets, defined as under five microns, can replicate in lab conditions. This confirms the hypothesis that the virus can spread from normal speaking and breathing, not just coughing and sneezing. It also hints that infectious doses of the virus can travel distances far greater than the six feet (two meters.) The scientists took air samples from five rooms of bedridden patients, at a height of about a foot (30cm) over the foot of their beds.

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