Shocking video shows how single cough spreads coronavirus in supermarket


While most supermarkets have strict social distancing measures, a terrifying video shows how far the coronavirus can spread in the aisles.

Staying two meters away from people may not be enough to stop the spread of the virus, new research suggests.

Researchers at Aalto University have found that a single cough can spread Covid-19 throughout an entire supermarket, reports The Mirror.

In the study, the researchers looked at how extremely small respiratory particles are transported through the air after coughing, sneezing and even talking.

The team modeled a scenario where a person coughed in a supermarket aisle, and surprisingly found that the particles spread quickly in the supermarket.

New study suggests staying two meters from people may not be enough to stop the spread of the virus

Professor Ville Vuorinen, the author of the study, said, “A person infected with the coronavirus can cough and move away, but leave behind extremely small aerosol particles carrying the coronavirus. These particles could then be found in the airways of other people nearby. “

Based on the results, the researchers urge the public to stay home if they feel unwell.

Jussi Sane, chief specialist at the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, said, “Stay at home if you don’t feel well and keep a physical distance from everyone.

“The instructions also include coughing up your sleeve or a handkerchief and taking care of good hand hygiene.

“Based on the consortium’s modeling, it is not yet possible to issue new recommendations directly.

“However, these results are an important part of the whole, and they must be compared with data from actual epidemic studies. “

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