Many scientists have claimed that SARS-COV-2, the coronavirus that is responsible for causing the COVID-19 infection, is airborne and asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to revise its airborne suggestions on an immediate basis.
A group of 239 scientists from 32 nations has sent a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), elaborating the findings that the airborne particles of the SARS-COV-2 could infect people. The letter would be published in a scientific journal in the week to come.
The spokesperson, Tarik Jasarevic, has said that the technical experts at the agency are revising the letter contents.
The technical lead of the WHO of the infection and control, Dr. Benedetta Allengranzi has said that the organization has taken into consideration to revise its airborne suggestions SARS-COV-2 many times in the past few months.
But, the proof for the SARS-COV-2 is to be declared as airborne is not convincing as informed by Allegranzi.
In late December when the viral infection was first reported last year in Wuhan, the WHO stated that the infectious virus could spread in 2 ways only.
First, an infected person releases the droplets via a cough or a sneeze, and they are inhaled by a healthy person. Second, the droplets from the infected person contaminate the objects or surfaces and a healthy person touches their face after coming in contact with those infected surfaces.