This study was the first of its kind because they managed to ‘catch’ the virus so that it remained viable. It found that the virus spread up to 4.8 m away from patients and it was in a room with no aerosol generating equipment.
Scientist Linsey Marr states:
“There are ways to control this. It’s not new, it’s been happening for months. Here’s what works:
- good ventilation
- avoid crowds
- wash hands
To my knowledge, we have not seen outbreaks when all of these rules are followed.”