Coronavirus can spread by air – says NCDC

Coronavirus can spread by air

Coronavirus can spread by air according to NCDC

Coronavirus can spread by air as revealed in a new statement made by the Nigerian center for disease control, NCDC amid the ongoing controversy

The Nigerian center for disease control have revealed that the dreaded coronavirus disease can spread through air saying it is a possiblity

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), airborne transmission of coronavirus is possible in a new statement today

This was made known by Chikwe Ihekweazu, who is the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC earlier today, July 14, 2020

Chikwe Ihekweazu said that airborne transmission of COVID-19 is possible and urged citizens to wear face masks and adhere to other non-pharmaceutical protocols to avoid transmission of the virus

The protocols include avoiding mass gatherings, practicing social distancing and also maintaining good hygiene by washing of hands frequently

He made this known while speaking during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.

The director general of the nigerian center for disease control, Chikwe Ihekweazu said;

“Over the past few weeks, increasing evidence has emerged that in addition to droplet infection

we cannot rule out that airborne transmission is also possible as a mode of transmission of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidelines on this saying exactly the same thing, that we cannot rule out airborne transmission.

Therefore, we have to act in a precautionary way assuming that this is also possible given the new evidence that is emerging.

This means that staying together in closed spaces and clusters such as in restaurants and in small rooms with very poor ventilation increases the risk of transmission.

Indoor activities are riskier than outdoors activities especially when there are many people in the room when we don’t adhere to distancing them and when we don’t wear masks.”

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