July 08, 2020
By Dikhya Mohanty
The World Health Organization (WHO) has conceded there is emerging that Novel Coronavirus can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air as hundreds of scientists claimed that there is a possibility of COVID-19 as airborne.
The airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed, or poorly ventilated areas. 239 Scientists in 32 countries have requested WHO to revise their recommendation via an open letter as this can lead to a serious matter and if the evidence is confirmed then it may affect guidelines for indoor spaces.
The WHO informed that the COVID-19 virus spreads usually from person to person through small droplets from nose or mouth when people cough or sneeze.
Droplets that do not stay in the air but fall onto surfaces that’s why washing hands with hand wash has been classified as the key prevention measure till now.
But the scientists seem to disagree with the facts of WHO regarding the transmission and says that there is strong evidence to suggest the virus can also be spread in the air, with much smaller particles that hover around for hours after people talk or breathe out.
The WHO will thoroughly evaluate the matter but until now everyone is advised to maintain social distancing even more rigorously in public places with the uses of masks and washing off their hands properly.
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