WHO Affirms That Coronavirus Can Linger in Indoor Air

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The new coronavirus can linger in small airborne droplets indoors, the World Health Organization acknowledged on Thursday, after being urged to do so by hundreds of experts.

The WHO now says transmission of the coronavirus by tiny droplets may have been responsible for "outbreaks of COVID-19 reported in some closed settings, such as restaurants, nightclubs, places of worship or places of work where people may be shouting, talking or singing," The New York Times reported.

However, the WHO's updated description of how the coronavirus spreads still largely emphasizes that it occurs by larger droplets that are coughed or inhaled, or from contact with contaminated surfaces.

The agency also stated unequivocally that the coronavirus can be transmitted by people who don't have symptoms, the Times reported.

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