Coronavirus is airborne, say scientists, ask WHO to revise rules

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Published: July 5,2020 11:50 PM
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July 5, 2020: Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization (WHO) to revise re

July 5, 2020: Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization (WHO) to revise recommendations.



The WHO has said the coronavirus disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or speaks.



The researchers are planning to publish in a scientific journal next week, 239 scientists in 32 countries outlined the evidence showing smaller particles can infect people, reports said.



Whether carried by large droplets that zoom through the air after a sneeze, or by much smaller exhaled droplets that may glide the length of a room, the coronavirus is borne through air and can infect people when inhaled, the scientists said, according to the sources.



However, the health agency said the evidence for the virus being airborne was not convincing, according to the sources.