New findings on recirculating air conditioners and Covid-19

Chinese study warns!

A recent Chinese study urges restaurant operators to be careful when operating split air conditioners. As stated in a study reviewed by the ethics committee of the Guangzhou Center for Disease control and Prevention, pure recirculation air conditioners can increase the Covid-19 virus transmission by droplet infection or aerosols.

The comparatively new finding that the transmission of sars-CoV-2 viruses can also be transmitted by the tiny droplets (aerosols) produced when speaking or coughing is supported by the recently published Chinese study.

The study can be downloaded under the following link:

As a conclusion, the authors of the study recommend checking the position of the operator stations, increasing the distance between the tables and additionally ensuring a sufficient supply of fresh air.