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Is coronavirus airborne? WHO says no

NEW DELHI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has dismissed rumours that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is an airborne disease. The global body clarified that the virus only spreads if a person comes in close contact with an infected person.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air. They quickly fall on floors or surfaces, according to WHO.

You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within 1 metre of a person who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands, the orgnaisation added.

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