Study Reveals Risks from Riding Trains during COVID-19 Pandemics

According to the Chinese study, recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, passengers in seats directly adjacent to an infected person are at the highest level of risk of COVID-19 transmission, with an average of 3.5% of them contracting the disease.Study Reveals Risks from Riding Trains during COVID-19 Pandemics

Passengers, who sit in the same row with the infected person, have a 1.5% risk to get the virus, which is 10 times higher than seats one and two rows apart. At the same time, passengers who use a seat previously occupied by an infected person, have only a 0.25% chance to contract the novel coronavirus.

Researchers write in their paper: “To prevent Covid-19 spread during an outbreak, the recommended distance is at least two seats apart within the same row, with travel time-limited to three hours.”

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