Shoes can be SARS-CoV-2 carriers, doctors warned
The SARS-CoV-2 virus may be carried on shoes and its airborne carriage is up to four metres - over twice the recommendation for social distancing, research shows.
Results published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their Emerging Infectious Diseases journal “confirm that SARS-CoV-2 aerosol exposure poses risks”.
In addition, the Chinese researchers say their findings show that doctors leaving ICU areas where COVID-19 patients had been treated should disinfect their shoes.
The study team