• Mainland China reports 24 new COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier

    8 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    China reported 24 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 15, compared with 10 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Friday. All of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. China reported 10 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 23 a day earlier. As of Oct. 15, mainland China had 85,646 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll stands at 4,634.
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  • The risk of COVID-19 infection on flights is 'very low,' and 1 infected passenger would take 54 hours to spread the virus to others onboard, a US government study found

    The risk of COVID-19 infection on flights is 'very low,' and 1 infected passenger would take 54 hours to spread the virus to others onboard, a US government study found

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Research commissioned by the US Department of Defense has found the risk of getting infected by airborne COVID-19 on flights is "very low."
    Researchers measured the dilution of tracer particles on Boeing 767 or 777 aircraft, and found that the aircrafts' air filtration systems got rid of the particles within six minutes.
    If only one passenger is infected, it would take a flight of around 54 hours for others on board to get an infectious dose, the research found.
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