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Airborne spread is a possibility, use masks, says CSIR chief

IndiaTimes Monday, 20 July 2020 ()
Amid recent acknowledgement from the World Health Organisation (WHO) over emerging evidence of airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, the head of India’s premier R&D body has said that airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is indeed a “distinct possibility” and suggested wearing masks even in “enclosed” spaces.
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