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Risk of coronavirus infection is 1.3% at two metres and 2.6% at one metre: WHO

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According to a study by WHO, keeping one metre apart can slash the risk of catching coronavirus by 80%. Researchers found there was roughly a 1.3 % chance of contracting the virus when two metres from an infected patient. But halving this gap raised the risk to only 2.6 % This means the disease would spread to fewer than three in 100 people, against 13 in 100 without any social distancing at all.