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A second study finds that music venues “are not places of infection” for COVID-19

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Covid-19 being transmitted at an indoor concert venue.The study, which took place at Dortmund’s 1500-seat Konzerthaus, was carried out over three days in November to analyse the movement of airborne particles in an indoor environment.Led by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and backed by Germany’s Federal Environment Agency, the study saw scientists using a high-tech dummy to simulate human breathing in the Konzerthaus.After measuring aerosol transmission across the venue on three separate dates, the team concluded that the risk of infecting someone “through aerosol transmission can be almost ruled out”, providing that the venue has a sufficient fresh-air supply and all attendees are wearing face masks.“Concert halls and theatres are.

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