The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne in Indoor Areas

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  • The coronavirus may linger in the air in indoor spaces, the World Health Organization acknowleged on Thursday
  • The WHO had initially described this mode of transmission as doubtful, but growing evidence and reports suggest that this route may be important in spreading the virus
  • In an updated brief on COVID-19 transmission, the agency said the virus can also be spread through aerosol transmission especially in crowded, indoor locations with inadequately ventilated spaces
  • The update comes after an open letter signed by more than 200 scientists pressing the organization to acknowledge the risk of airbone transmission of the virus
  • The agency, however, said that more research is needed to assess the significance of this mode of transmission of the virus