CDC confirms coronavirus is airborne up to 6 feet away

CDC confirms coronavirus is airborne up to 6 feet away

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated their COVID-19 protection guidelines to recognize that the deadly virus is airborne and can travel more than 6 feet.

“It is possible that COVID-19 can be spread through droplets and particles in the air, which are formed when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, speaks or breathes,” the CDC website says.

«There is growing evidence that airborne droplets and particles can be trapped in the air, and travel distances over 6 feet (such as during choir practice, restaurants or fitness classes).»

«Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most infectious and easily spread.»

The updated guidance also advises to “keep at least 6 feet from others whenever possible” when in public, wear masks and follow standard hygiene practices.

UPD .: On Monday afternoon, September 21, information about the transmission of the virus by air was removed from the CDC website, citing an error. According to a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the retracted statements “did not reflect our current knowledge” about the coronavirus.