Can coronavirus spread through the air?
Yes, it is possible.
The World Health Organization has recently recognized the possibility of COVID-19 spreading in the air under certain conditions.
Recent outbreaks of COVID-19 in crowded areas – restaurants, nightclubs and choirs – suggest that the virus can hang in the air long enough to potentially infect others if social exclusion measures are not strictly enforced.
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Experts believe that the lack of ventilation in these situations contributes to the spread, and may have allowed the virus to linger in the air longer than usual.
In a report published in May, the researchers found that the conversation formed respiratory droplets that could remain in the air indoors for about eight to 14 minutes.
The WHO claims that the most at risk of spreading through the air are doctors and nurses who perform specialized procedures, such as inserting a breathing tube or placing patients on mechanical ventilation. Medical authorities recommend the use of protective masks and other equipment during such procedures.
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Scientists claim that being outdoors is much less risky than indoors, because droplets of the virus dissipate in the fresh air, reducing the chances of transmitting COVID-19.