Can the coronavirus spread through the air?
Yes, it is possible.
The World Health Organization has recently recognized the possibility that COVID-19 may be airborne under certain conditions.
A recent outbreak of COVID-19 in crowded indoor environments – restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices – suggests that the virus may hang in the air long enough to potentially infect others if social exclusion measures they are not strictly enforced.
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Experts say the lack of ventilation in these situations is thought to have contributed to its spread, and may have allowed the virus to stay in the air longer than normal.
In a report published in May, the researchers found that the talk produced respiratory droplets that could remain in the air indoors for about eight to 14 minutes.
The WHO says those most at risk from airborne spills are doctors and nurses who perform specialized procedures such as inserting a breathing tube or placing patients on a ventilator. Medical authorities recommend the use of protective masks and other devices when performing these procedures.
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Scientists claim that it is much less risky to be outside because the virus drops spread into the fresh air, reducing the chances of COVID-19 transmission.