Coronavirus can travel twice as far as official ‘safe distance’ and stay in air for 30 minutes

by fundamentalness

The findings from a team of Chinese government epidemiologists from Hunan province, who investigated a cluster case, challenge the advice from health authorities around the world that people should remain apart at a “safe distance” of one to two meters (three to six and a half feet).

  • Authorities advise people to stay 1-2 meters apart, but researchers found that a bus passenger infected fellow travelers sitting 4.5 meters away

  • The scientists behind the research said their investigation also highlighted the importance of wearing face masks because of the length of time it can linger

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