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Coronavirus Can be Transiently Airborne in Some Conditions, Says Study

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A study evaluating the air-borne nature of coronavirus has revealed that the virus can be transiently air-borne; however, preventive measures such as wearing masks can help.

Scientists worked with three hospitals each in Hyderabad and Chandigarh to as certain if the virus particles can be found in air samples in the hospital wards, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) said. The virus was detected in air samples from COVID-19 wards from hospitals but not from non-COVID-19 wards, thus suggesting that the demarcation of hospital zones was an effective measure. The odds of picking up SARS-CoV-2 in air were directly related to the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the room, their symptomatic status as well as the duration of exposure… (NDTV – PTI, January 5, 2021)

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