Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology told us how far coronavirus spreads when sneezing a sick person.
A study conducted in March showed that when sneezing liquid droplets are knocked down into small clouds, and the virus remains in them from a few seconds to a couple of minutes.
The “lesion radius” is seven to eight meters.
The scientists noted that when sneezing the drops of the virus are divided into large and small. The first ones are more resilient and spread over long distances. However, due to their gravity, they settle more quickly on the surface. Smaller droplets are dangerous because they stay in the air longer.
On April 3, the World Health Organization reported that the largest number of COVID-19 infections occur through airborne droplets, but there is a possibility of transmission from people with asymptomatic disease.
At the same time, Russian experts have previously established that the new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted through raw water or raw thermally treated food.