There has been a rumor spreading on social media which indicates that coronavirus is airborne. In a tweet, WHO said the virus can not be spread through the air but rather by droplets caused when an infected person when he/she speaks, coughs, or sneezes.
The WHO headquarters in Geneva put more light on the situation for better understanding of how the virus is being spread or can be contracted.
“These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air. They quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within one meter of a person who has COVID-19.
You can be infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth before washing your hands.”
To protect yourself, keep at least one-meter distance from others and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently.
Regularly clean your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
Frequent or excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of health problems.”