Doctors in the UAE ruled debunked a myth regarding getting Covid-19 through AC ducts.
“[Catching the novel coronavirus through AC ducts] is not accurate and there is no specific proof behind it,” Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development, said in a Gulf News report.
The minister pointed this out as some took to social media are discussing the issue that virus can be transmitted through AC units.
Getting it through AC units is very low and close to zero as studies shows Covid-19 is not an airborne disease.
“So far, we have not seen any evidence that Covid-19 can be spread through air conditioning system. The virus is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. If there is a possibility that the virus can transmit through an airshaft then all of us would be infected by now,” Dr. Adil Sajwani, an Emirati medical professional, was quoted as saying by Gulf News.
If a person in a building gets positive for Covid-19, Sajwani said it doesn’t mean that residents will get the same virus through air.
He reiterated that it only happens through contact scenarios.