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COVID-19 can be spread by building ventilation, say Canadian researchers working on an HVAC fix

The outbreak of COVID-19 at a restaurant in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou was a puzzle. The suspected index patient was a visitor from the coronavirus’s epicentre in Wuhan. But the eight other customers who later tested positive were not sitting close enough for droplet transmission, and most of the patrons and staff avoided… Read More »

Coronavirus cases spread outside China, fall inside, winning WHO’s praises

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus infections on Monday, but China relaxed curbs on movement as the rate of new infections there eased and a visiting World Health Organization team reported steep declines in visits to clinics. The virus has put Chinese cities into lockdown in recent weeks,… Read More »

We don’t know how covid-19 spread on the Diamond Princess cruise ship

By Debora MacKenzie The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been quarantinedCharly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images Two people in their 80s who were quarantined on the British-owned cruise ship Diamond Princess have died of covid-19 in hospital in Japan. Meanwhile, nearly 3000 people are disembarking from the ship, after being quarantined aboard in Yokohama since 3… Read More »