This terrifying video shows how coronavirus can spread in a restaurant in just 30 minutes – after just one person is infected.
Scientists from Japan recreated the atmosphere at a buffet restaurant or on a cruise ship to look at how far the deadly bug can travel indoors.
Worryingly, they found that just one individual can rapidly spread the virus – after touching communal tableware.
It comes after the government this week announced in its 50-page lockdown document that pubs and restaurants must remain closed until the beginning of July.
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The experiment, conducted by the public broadcasting organisation NHK alongside health experts, shows 10 people coming into the restaurant.
One singled out is out as the ‘infected’ person – and has a drop of fluorescent paint rubbed into his hands.
Each participant then enjoys the buffet as they normally would, not considering any potential contamination.
Watch video below: