WHO acknowledges 'emerging evidence' of airborne spread of COVID-19

A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland on June 25, 2020. (REUTERS File Photo)
A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland on June 25, 2020. (REUTERS File Photo)

GENEVA, July 7 (Reuters): The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged "emerging evidence" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease is spread.

 

Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, WHO expert Benedetta Allegranzi said the organization believed it had "been open to the evidence on modes of transmission" of the new virus.