Emerging Infectious Diseases (Jul 2020)

COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Air Conditioning in Restaurant, Guangzhou, China, 2020

  • Jianyun Lu,
  • Jieni Gu,
  • Kuibiao Li,
  • Conghui Xu,
  • Wenzhe Su,
  • Zhisheng Lai,
  • Deqian Zhou,
  • Chao Yu,
  • Bin Xu,
  • Zhicong Yang

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 26, no. 7
pp. 1628 – 1631


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During January 26–February 10, 2020, an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease in an air-conditioned restaurant in Guangzhou, China, involved 3 family clusters. The airflow direction was consistent with droplet transmission. To prevent the spread of the virus in restaurants, we recommend increasing the distance between tables and improving ventilation.