-The possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19 mainly in public settings – especially in very specific conditions, crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings that have been described, cannot be ruled out.

-In the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, 239 scientists in 32 countries outlined evidence that they say shows floating virus particles can infect people who breathe them in.

-International group of scientists concluded the virus could travel far beyond two metres (yards).

-The one-metre physical distancing guideline has been a major element in the fight against COVID-19, which has killed more than 538,000 people and infected over 11.6 million since it emerged in China last December.

-If the WHO makes changes to its guidelines on prevention from covid-19, it will lead to widespread review of social distancing guidelines across the world.

HOW TRUE IS IT?

-Origin of covid 19

On Jan 23 a Chinese family travelled to Hongkok and passed on the virus to other people in a restaurant even though some of them were sitting 14 feet away. This story highlights the ability of corona virus to travel through the air.

– When we talk, cough or sneeze we let out little droplets of water some are big and heavy fall to the ground others are smaller and lighter and float farther through the air, carrying the virus.

-The exact amount of virus to be exposed to get sick is not yet known. But the risk of getting infected is less by exposing yourself to less of the virus . There are three ways to do that:

• distance

• duration

• ventilation

EVERYONE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO LOWER THE RISK FOR EVERY ONE ELSE BY TAKING PRECAUTIONS.

THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT US FROM GETTING INFECTED IS STAYING HOME, ISOLATING YOURSELF AND HAVING ZERO CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD.

— Dr P Keertika