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WHO claims there is ’emerging evidence’ that Covid-19 is spread through air beyond 2 metres

The World Health Organization have pointed to “emerging evidence” that the coronavirus might spread by air further than previously thought, and warned the pandemic was still accelerating.

The organisation said it would put out a new scientific brief within days, after an international group of scientists concluded the virus could travel far beyond two metres.

On Monday, a group of 239 international scientists said exhaled droplets under five micrometres in size that contain the virus can become suspended in the air for several hours and travel up to tens of metres.

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