New Delhi/Srinagar, April 2 -- A new study shows that current physical distancing guidelines provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may not safeguard you against coronavirus infection. A research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association warned that the gas cloud from a cough or sneeze may help virus particles travel up to 8 metres.

The existing guidelines issued by the WHO and CDC are based on outdated models from the 1930s of how gas clouds from a cough, sneeze, or exhalation spread. Study author, MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, however, thinks otherwise as she says that exhalations cause gaseous clouds to travel up to 27 feet (8.2 metr...