The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges research of scientists, the Novel Coronavirus is now an airborne disease.
Recently, scientists across the globe suggested the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 infection to be an airborne virus.
According to scientific research the Coronavirus infection is carried by large droplets that zoom through the air after a sneeze, or by much smaller exhaled droplets which could infect people through the air when inhaled.
Initially, the WHO dismissed the suggestions to revise recommendations due to the lack of solid proof.
However, after days, the WHO decided to review the research and to revise the guidelines of the pandemic disease, the Novel Coronavirus.
Maria Van Kerkhove, the Technical leader at the WHO for the Novel Coronavirus said, “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19.”
During the media briefing, Maria Van Kerkhove said, “The possibility of airborne transmission in public settings – especially in very specific conditions, crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings that have been described, cannot be ruled out. However, the evidence needs to be gathered and interpreted, and we continue to support this.”
According to initial guidelines of the WHO, the deadly disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or speaks.
Meanwhile, the Novel Coronavirus is infecting people rapidly as the number of cases are increasing massively worldwide.
Till the 8th of July, the virus infected 11,924,855 people and killed 547,324 globally.
Stay tuned for further updates.