Coronavirus found in air samples up to 4 metres from patients, study reveals


High levels of the coronavirus were also found on frequently touched surfaces like computer mice, trash cans, bed rails and door knobs. - AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP): A new study examining air samples from hospital wards with Covid-19 patients has found the virus can travel up to 4m - twice the distance current guidelines say people should leave between themselves in public.

The preliminary results of the investigation by Chinese researchers were published on Friday (April 10) in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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