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 A new study examining air samples from hospital wards with COVID-19 patients has found the virus can travel up to 13 feet (four meters) — twice the distance current guidelines say people should leave between themselves in public.

The preliminary results of the investigation by Chinese researchers were published Friday in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

They add to a growing debate on how the disease is transmitted, with the scientists themselves cautioning that the small quantities of virus they found at this distance are not necessarily infectious.

The researchers, led by a team at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, tested surface and air samples from an intensive care unit and a general COVID-19 ward at Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan. They housed a total of 24 patients between February 19 and March 2.

They found that the virus was most heavily concentrated on the floors of the wards, “perhaps because of gravity and air flow causing most virus droplets to float to the ground.”

High levels were also found on frequently touched surfaces like computer mice, trashcans, bed rails and door knobs.

“Furthermore, half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive,” the team wrote. “Therefore, the soles of medical staff shoes might function as carriers.”

Airborne threat?

The team also looked at so-called aerosol transmission — when the droplets of the virus are so fine they become suspended and remain airborne for several hours, unlike cough or sneeze droplets that fall to the ground within seconds.

They found that virus-laden aerosols were mainly concentrated near and downstream from patients at up to 13 feet — though smaller quantities were found upstream, up to eight feet.

Encouragingly, no members of the hospital staff were infected, “indicating that appropriate precautions could effectively prevent infection,” the authors wrote.

They also offered advice that bucks orthodox guidelines: “Our findings suggest that home isolation of persons with suspected COVID-19 might not be a good control strategy” given the levels of environmental contamination.

Aerosolization of the coronavirus is a contentious area for scientists who study it, because it is not clear how infectious the disease is in the tiny quantities found in ultrafine mist.

The World Health Organization has so far downplayed the risk.

US health authorities have adopted a more cautious line and urged people to cover their faces when out in public in case the virus can be transmitted through normal breathing and speaking.

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[Watct Video] Tammy Hembrow risks her modesty as she flaunts ample underboob in a TINY string bikini

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The 26-year-old, who is one of Australia’s most followed Instagram celebrities, modelled a tiny rainbow string bikini, which barely covered her modesty. 

Meanwhile, g-string bikini bottoms highlighted Tammy’s famous backside and impossibly small waist.   

The blonde bombshell shared a video of her outfit on her Tammy Hembrow Fitness Instagram account to promote her workout programs and meal plans.

Tammy, who often shares her gruelling workouts with fans, previously told New Idea that she ‘eats every two to three hours’, starting and ending her day with a vegan protein shake and oats. 

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She also emphasised the importance of eating protein-rich food and complex carbohydrates to maintain her ripped physique.

‘I needed to eat lots to build that area [buttocks] so I also ate lots of complex carbohydrates like brown rice, oatmeal, potatoes and healthy fats,’ Tammy said.

‘For me lean protein like chicken breast, turkey and fish, really helps, but I find that with trying to build my booty I wasn’t consuming the amount of protein I needed so supplements like protein shakes helped too,’ she added.

Indulging in a specific variety of fruits and vegetables, Tammy incorporates watermelon, strawberries, pumpkin, capsicums and avocados – which she loves – into her diet. 

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She also uses a selection of turkey mince, salmon or regular mince lean beef for her dishes.

But her envy-inducing figure is thanks to skipping past her favourite parts in the grocery store – the bread section, candy and chocolate sections – keeping the juice intake to a minimum and flushing down her food with plenty of water.

Meanwhile, Tammy explained she steers clear of excess seasoning on her food, such as sauces with plenty of sugar.

‘I don’t like to add a lot of sauces to things because it makes things unnecessarily more unhealthy,’ she said in a YouTube video.

Although she is quite strict with her eating routine, Tammy admits she likes to occasionally indulge in her sweet tooth, revealing she will have a couple of Digestives chocolate biscuits on the weekend. 

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Sensational songstress songstress, Simi has uncovered that she would be dropping an EP very soon.

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Sensational songstress songstress, Simi has uncovered that she would be dropping an EP very soon.

The vocalist invited her first youngster with spouse Adekunle Gold late in May and hit the music business by storm with the raving success “Duduke”. The track which was a tribute to her then-unborn youngster Adejare Kosoko beat graphs for quite a long time is still appreciated by many. Simi who has likewise been off via web-based networking media took to her Instagram page to stand up just because.

In the short clasp, Simi expressed gratitude toward her fans and well-wishers for saluting her on the conveyance of her little girl and uncovered that her EP is done and that she is just attempting to ensure that it is discharged in its best condition. She further uncovered that new scenes for her “Stoopid Sessions” on YouTube will be out soon.

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FG announces resumption of Domestic flight; Lagos and Abuja airports to commence operations July 8

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The Federal Government has announced the resumption of domestic flights in the country. 

In a statement released on Wednesday, July 1, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, while the Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports would resume on the 11th. Other airports are also expected to resume operations on the 15th.

Sirika, however, noted that a date for the international airports will be announced in due course.

The Nigerian airspace has been closed since March this year following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The statement in part reads

”The flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

The Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri airports will reopen to flights on the 11th of July, while other airports across the country will join on the 15th of July.

Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer as the dates for the restart of international flights into and out of the country will be announced later.

Passengers are highly advised to follow all the safety guidelines and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.” 

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