Love the social life a bit too much?
A new study by US health authorities found that visiting bars and restaurants are far more dangerous than going shopping, working from an office or using public transport when it comes to being infected with the COVID-19.
According to a report in AFP,
in the study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 300 participants, half of whom tested positive for the disease.
Questions on exposure and mask-wearing behaviour
Participants were asked questions about possible community exposure over the previous 14 days, in settings including public transport, at private gatherings, offices, churches, salons, bars and restaurants.
The authorities then realised that those who tested positive and those who tested negative had similar mask-wearing behaviour and exposure levels in all different setting except when it came to bars and restaurants.
"Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results," said the test.
The study added that this is further evidence of the contamination risks associated with microdroplets that travel much farther than the six feet (two metres) recommended by physical distancing guidelines.
Considered yourselves warned guys!