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Japanese broadcaster NHK worked with scientists in an experiment to show how the coronavirus could be spread by touching surfaces in a restaurant buffet.
The experiment, which involved 10 people, saw one individual designated as infected with the coronavirus. Simulating the suppression of a hand cough, fluorescent paint was applied to the person’s hand to represent the virus.
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The 10 participants then enjoyed the buffet for 30 minutes, after which a black light was used to see where the “virus” was present. “It was found to spread over a wide area, such as dishes and hands,” NHK reported.
The paint was seen on the hands of all 10 people and on the faces of three people. “It spread through the lid of the container holding the food, the tongs separating the food and the handle of the drink container,” NHK said.
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In a separate project, Finnish researchers recently created a chilling video that models how the coronavirus can spread from a single cough in a supermarket.
The video was uploaded to Youtube by scientists from Finland’s Aalto University.
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As of Friday morning, more than 4.44 million cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed worldwide, including at least 1,417,889 in the United States, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The disease has caused at least 302,493 deaths worldwide, including at least 84,136 people in the United States
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