Scientists publish findings of airborne coronavirus in Wuhan hospital


Medical workers check information as they take swab samples in Wuhan on April 16, 2020. - AFP

BEIJING (Bloomberg): Adding to growing evidence that the novel coronavirus can spread through air, scientists have identified genetic markers of the virus in airborne droplets, many with diameters smaller than one-ten-thousandth of an inch.

That had been previously demonstrated in laboratory experiments, but now Chinese scientists studying real-world conditions report that they captured tiny droplets containing the genetic markers of the virus from the air in two hospitals in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started.

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