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Update: WHO says reviewing on concerns over airborne spread of Covid-19

FILE PHOTO (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

FILE PHOTO (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Published Jul 8, 2020

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DURBAN - The World Health Organization(WHO) has come out saying it is still reviewing the statements made by 239 scientists which urge the organisation to acknowledge the airborne spread of Covid-19.

The scientists from 32 countries wrote an open letter to the WHO. According to the scientists a study has demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that Covid-19 virus is exhaled in microdroplets small enough to remain aloft in the air and pose a risk of exposure beyond 1 to 2m by an infected person

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The WHO has come out saying it is still reviewing the statements made by the scientists. According to the agency SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes

Covid-19

, spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground.

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