Coronavirus can spread up to 4 m from an infected person. This is stated in a study by a team of scientists from the Beijing Academy of Military Medical Sciences, published in the journal of the US Centers for Disease Control, The Express reports.
Scientists examined the surfaces and air samples taken in the intensive care unit and the Covid-19 sickroom in a hospital in Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic began.
They found an aerosol with a virus at a distance of 4 m from the diseased. Scientists emphasize that at such a distance the coronavirus did not retain the ability to infect in all cases.
It was also found that the virus was contained in half of the samples from the soles of the shoes of hospital staff. Scientists suggest that medical shoes may be one of the carriers of the disease.
During the day, the number of cases in Ukraine increased by 266 cases. As of 9:00 on April 12, 83 deaths were recorded in Ukraine, 89 patients recovered.