Is the new coronavirus airborne?
The new coronavirus spreads through droplets, which are produced when someone sneezes, coughs or talks. If you are close to someone when this happens, you could breathe in the virus.
According to the World Health Organization, “studies to date suggest that the virus that causes Covid-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air”.
It is still unclear if the virus spreads much through airborne virus-carrying particles in everyday settings.