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6 feet distance not enough to stop COVID transmission in closed spaces: Study

By Gitanjali Mangal -- December 14, 2020 9:48 pm -- Updated:December 14, 2020 9:48 pm

According to a study by South Korea, the current physical distancing guidelines of 6 feet may be insufficient to prevent COVID-19 transmission, '2 gaz duri' is a precautionary measure that everyone has been taken ever since the pandemic. While it is effective in open areas, as per the study, the same cannot be applicable in closed areas as the air is still a threat.

The South Korean study, distributed in the Journal of Korean Medical Science, discovered the novel coronavirus was sent from an asymptomatic transporter to a sound individual in a short time of exposure. It said that even though there is an acceptable distance of six-feet, the transmission happened in spite of a distance of 20 feet between the two.

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Notably, in the month of October, the American Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention said that people that are standing six feet apart could get infected by droplets by an infected person.

-PTC News

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