Sky News’ Adam Boulton quizzed the clinical biologist on how the deadly coronavirus has rapidly spread across the globe and ravaged countries. Professor Kolmos stated the COVID-19 virus can spread more than two metres indoors in some cases and compared it to SARS.
Mr Boulton asked: “How is this disease most likely to be passed on?”
Professor Kolmos replied: “We think that it is passed on by contact but I have a nasty suspicion there could be an airborne element in this disease.
“We saw it with SARS years back.
“We still think it is mainly through contact and to be within a two metres distance of somebody that is infected.”
The Sky News presenter said: “When you talk about that nasty suspicion that it may be airborne what do you mean?
“That you could just catch the virus from it being in the air?”
The clinical biologist responded: “Well it is not a truly airborne virus but there are indications that you may pass on the virus over longer distances than two metres if you are indoors.
“This is my concern right now.”
At the time of writing, Britain has the 6th highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
As of 9am April 13, 88,621 people have tested positive for COVD-19.
While 11,329 people have tragically died of the killer virus as of 5pm on April 12, the Department of Health and Social Care confirmed in its daily update.
At least 344 people have recovered from the virus in the UK.
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Worldwide there have been more than 1,800,000 COVID-19 cases.
The death toll has reached more than 115,000 at the time of writing.
More than 430,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.
The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 560,000 confirmed cases.
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