PORTAL MAJALENGKA – The United States Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC) states that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread in the air from an infected person 1.8 meters away.
Previously, health experts recommended rules to maintain a distance of at least two meters for those who were forced to leave the house for certain purposes.
However, given the new findings, is maintaining a distance of two meters still effective?
“Keeping this distance is relevant reduces the risk of infection because not all droplets can survive that far in the air. More than one meter, let alone two meters, the saliva splashes will fall down, “said doctor Vito A Damay to ANTARA, Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
CDC states SARS CoV-2 virus is the cause Covid-19 can spread in the air from an infected person up to 1.8 meters away.
According to them, the virus can be spread through tiny particles that are able to survive in the air and infect people at distances previously thought safe.
Doctor of tropical disease and infection division at the Department of Internal Medicine FKUI / RSUPN Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo, Adityo Susilo, once said that it was related to the risk of transmission Covid-19 by air, then keep distance social and physical distance of two meters may no longer be effective.