Radio Taiwan International
Date: 10 March, 2020
By: Paula Chao
A recent study released by a Chinese medical association shows that the new coronavirus COVID-19 can spread up to 4.5 meters in an enclosed, air-conditioned vehicle. One confirmed case infected 13 others who weren’t wearing a mask on a bus. What’s even worse, the virus can survive for 30 minutes in the air.
The study found that a confirmed patient in the Chinese province of Hunan spread the virus to 13 other passengers on a bus in January.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says people should keep a distance of one meter from each other to avoid getting COVID-19.
But a Chinese study found that one person infected 13 others who weren’t wearing masks on a bus. Patient A not only spread the virus to patient E who was half a meter away, but also to patient G who was 4.5 meters away. [FULL STORY]