Transmission of Covid-19 on air flight into Ireland linked to 59 coronavirus infections

Coronavirus, Health, Science

Study authors say outbreak shows potential for spread of disease during air travel

Inflight transmission of Covid-19 may have resulted in the infection of 59 people across the State, including 13 passengers on the same long-distance flight, according to a new study

The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy on the long-haul flight, the fact that different groups of passengers who tested positive were not sitting near each other and the fact that most were wearing masks, the study notes


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** This post was originally published on October 25, 2020 **