The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pulled its updated guidance that the coronavirus is airborne and can travel distances beyond 6 feet – saying a draft version was posted in error on its website.
“It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes,” the CDC said in the previous update.
But on Monday, the agency back-tracked and restored its earlier guidelines that the deadly pathogen is spread via large droplets, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website,” a CDC spokesman told the news outlet.
The agency is still working on updating its recommendations about airborne transmission of the bug, the rep added.
“Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted,” he said.