President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned South Africans that emerging science seems to indicate that the coronavirus may be airborne. This follows admissions from the World Health Organisation (WHO) following several studies in this area.

Ramaphosa says this makes the virus even more dangerous and that changes to indoor environments are needed to stop the spread of the disease.

“There is now emerging evidence that the virus may also be carried in tiny particles in the air in places that are crowded, places that are closed or places that have poor air ventilation or circulation. For this reason, we must immediately improve the indoor environment of public spaces where the risk of infection is greater. We must increase natural ventilation, avoid a recirculation of air and minimise the number of people sharing the same space.”

Latest COVID-19 statistics in South Africa: 

In the video below, Ramaphosa addresses the nation: