Washington, Aug. 2 -- : The coronavirus spread can be controlled in US universities if students are tested for the infection every two days, according to a study published on Friday.

The study conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital was published in JAMA Network Open, the Washington Post reported.

The study used computer simulations to show how the virus might spread among a hypothetical group of 5,000 students.

In the simulation, it was assumed 4,900 students are coronavirus free while 10 were assumed to be infected.

Researchers found screening every two days using a rapid, inexpensive test would help in maintaining "a controllable number of COVID-19 infe...