‘Two meters apart’ is known to be the ‘safe-distance’ in preventing person-to-person COVID-19 transmissions.
But a recent study shows that might not be enough.
According to Nicholas Jones, a researcher at Oxford University, droplets from coughing or shouting can travel up to seven or eight meters.
Further research is needed to be able to draw up specific guidelines for different indoor environments.
There are also other factors to considere such asviral load of the infected person, the duration of exposure, and the susceptibility of an individual to infection.

Reporter : tommyjang@arirang.com


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