Coronavirus: Study shows ‘alarming’ rate at which virus can spread around an office

With the UK now in its fifth week of lockdown, many bored Brits are itching for restrictions to be lifted.

Last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnoson said he will set out a “road map” for easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions next week, with changes expected for schools, offices and restaurants.null

Now, a new study has warned of what could happen if busy offices become packed out with workers again.

Scientists from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shown just how quickly the virus can spread around an open-plan office, quickly infecting many workers.

In the study, the researchers tracked a coronavirus outbreak at a 19-storey call centre in Seoul back in February.

The first worker to catch the virus became infected on February 22, before the second case was reported three days later.

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