Coronavirus can be transmitted over 4 meters, says Russian epidemiologist

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14 April 2020

The coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person at a distance of up to four metres (13 feet), Chief Epidemiologist at Russia's Ministry of Health Nikolai Briko said Tuesday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to him, it has been confirmed by a recent study from the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"It can be transmitted. Today there is new information - CDC experts conducted such studies for the World Health Organisation that it can be transmitted up to four metres. An infected person can transmit the virus at the distance of four metres", Briko said in a televised interview.