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Airborne transmission of Covid possible, wear masks in enclosed spaces, cautions CSIR

Amid recent acknowledgement from the WHO over emerging evidence of airborne spread of the coronavirus, the head of India’s premier R&D body CSIR has said that airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is indeed a “distinct possibility”. Elaborating on how one can keep oneself safe, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) chief Shekhar C Mande wrote: “The answers are intuitively very straightforward – avoid large crowded gatherings, keep enclosed places like workplaces well ventilated, and most importantly, continue wearing masks even in enclosed spaces.” He said wearing masks appears to be the most effective strategy and must be mandatory for all.

Read More at Times of India News date : 21 Jul 2020, Tuesday

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