Jul 15

After an urgent plea from hundreds of scientists, the World Health Organisation says it “cannot rule out” the risk of coronavirus spreading through the air in some indoor settings and has issued new advice.

In its most definitive statement on COVID-19 spread to date, the WHO has acknowledged the possibility that outbreaks in choirs, restaurants and fitness classes around the world were the result of some aerosol transmission.

“In these events, short-range aerosol transmission, particularly in specific indoor locations, such as crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces over a prolonged period of time with infected persons cannot be ruled out,” the statement said.

Read the full article here: WHO says it can’t rule out airborne spread of COVID-19, so what does this change?

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