- Health experts are seeing more evidence that the outdoors are safer environments compared to indoors when it comes to COVID-19
- People are less like to contract coronavirus when they are outside considering that the rate of being infected is faster indoors
- The newest development could help the government and policymakers come up with more viable solutions in easing lockdowns
- Another health expert revealed that for as long as people are not so close to each other, walking and cycling can be good
Health experts are starting to see more evidence that the outdoors tend to be "safer" environments compared to the indoors when it comes to COVID-19.
KAMI learned that there is mounting evidence that the rate of infection indoors is higher than when one is outdoors.
The Hill reported that health experts gave caution though that even if one is outside, one must still keep a safe distance of six feet from another person.
Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden said that enjoying nature is good for people and "has very low risk of spreading the virus."
He added that for as long as individuals are not "cheek to jowl," outdoor activities like walking and cycling is good.
The former Food and Drug Commissioner in the US Scott Gottlieb said, "Studies suggest activities held outdoors as temperatures warm pose lower COVID risk than those done in confined indoor spaces."
Eleanor Murray, a professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, stated that creative solutions are needed as a lockdown must not be continued indefinitely.
The figures seem to align with the latest survey in New York which showed that 66% of the individuals who were positive were just at home, neither working nor traveling.
New York's governor Andrew Cuomo said that the statistics were shocking.
With these data, health experts made a final note highlighting the importance of social distancing at a 2-meter distance. National Health Interest also reiterated that this must be observed at all times.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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