Aerosol particles containing coronavirus could hang in the air longer than initially thought, highlighting the need for continued social distancing, according to a new Finnish study of the virus’ spread.

Researchers from Aalto University, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and the University of Helsinki did the study on the transport and spread of COVID-19 through the air.

Preliminary results on very small aerosol particles that spread from the respiratory tract during coughing, sneezing and even speaking found that aerosol particles containing viruses can linger in the air longer than previously thought.

It also stressed

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