WHO rules out changing policy on coronavirus transmission

Reuters

U.S / 21.09.2020 14:10:44

The World Health Organization (WHO) ruled out changing its policy on coronavirus transmission through airborne particles, which is a departure from the announcement made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States, which warned that COVID-19 could spread in the atmosphere after remain suspended and travel beyond a distance of 1.8 meters.

Mike Ryan, executive director of the UN agency’s emergency program, said they will follow up with the United States CDC in the next 24 hours, after they indicated that covid-19 could spread through particles in the air that can remain suspended and travel beyond six feet.

“Certainly we haven’t seen any new evidence and our position on this remains the same, “he said in a briefing.

The CDC has previously reported that the virus is spread primarily from person to person through droplets from the respiratory tract when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

Airborne viruses are among the most contagious, and the CDC warned that poorly ventilated places increase the risk of spread.

Studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 could be spread through aerosols in the air, and the World Health Organization has said it is monitoring “emerging evidence” of possible airborne transmission.

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