WHO confirms evidence emerging about airborne spread of novel coronavirus
Author: indiadmin July 9, 2020
The World Health Organization has acknowledged that evidence is emerging about the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus.
Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO, told a news briefing yesterday that there was a discussion about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19.
Ms.Maria said the WHO would publish a scientific brief summarising the state of knowledge on modes of transmission of the virus in the coming days. The health agency had previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground.