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A new study revealed that the coronavirus can travel into air up to 13 feet.

CORONAVIRUS – Air samples from hospital wards of COVID-19 patients have tested positive for Coronavirus and it can travel up to 4 meters based on a study.

13 feet or four (4) meters is twice the distance based on the current guidelines from health authorities to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or the social distancing. This is the preliminary result from the study of Chinese researchers. This was published on Friday in Emerging Infectious Diseases of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The air samples from Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan where COVID patients were admitted, specifically at an intensive care unit and a ward for the infected persons, has the virus. They have also found out that the virus are most concentrated on the floors accordingly “perhaps because of gravity and airflow causing most virus droplets to float to the ground.”

Virus are also found in surfaces such as in computer mice, trashcans, bed rails, and doorknobs. These are the hot spots where the virus stay for several hours. Moreover, the narrative stated, “Furthermore, half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive. Therefore, the soles of medical staff shoes might function as carriers.”

Meanwhile, World Health Organization downplayed the risk that the virus could be transmitted through the air. No hospital staff there have tested positive for the virus yet and as per the authors, “proper precautions” were able to prevent transmission and infection effectively as per report from Inquirer.

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