Coronavirus can transmit via air, says KISR

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can transmit via air, according to Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). The leading Kuwaiti scientific institute said in a statement that its researchers proved that the germ could spread via the air.

The results were reached in a scientific project carried out by a team of KISR’s researchers, headed by Dr Ali Al-Humoud. It was based on a field study and analyses of samples taken from Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital. The studies have shown that the virus can transmit via the air under certain conditions.

The statement quoted Dr Al-Humoud as saying that these results would help in understanding methods of the germ movement and drafting recommendations for prevention against the pandemic. The samples have been assembled, in coordination with the US Harvard University, with employment of state-of-art technology. (KUNA)

Source : Arab Times

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