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Covid-19 lingers in crowded spaces, unventilated rooms

Apr 28, 2020 17:26 IST

According to a new study, published in the journal Nature Research, researchers found bits of the virus' genetic material floating in the air of toilets, an indoor space housing large crowds, and rooms where medical staff take off protective gear at two hospitals in Wuhan. The study supports the notion that Covid-19 can spread through tiny airborne particles known as aerosols. The researchers, led by Ke Lan of Wuhan University, set up aerosol traps in and around two hospitals in the city. The findings highlight the importance of ventilation, limiting crowds and careful sanitation efforts, the researchers said.

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