Chinese Study Indicates Coronavirus Spread Through Air, without Physical Contact

An epidemiological investigation in China found that ten people from three different families had lunch in the same restaurant and were infected with no physical contact.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Wuhan, where the pandemic erupted, was isolated on January 23rd. The next day, 1,000 kilometers from there in the city of Canton, a man who had just arrived from Wuhan gathered his family in a restaurant. He had no symptoms but was infected with the novel coronavirus.

China's epidemiological surveillance, which maps all the movements of those testing positive for Covid-19, found that ten people from three different families who had lunch in the restaurant that day were contaminated.

However, most had no physical contact with the man - called patient A1. Nor did . . .

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