A new study shows that social distancing may be the most effective way to reduce spread of COVID-19.

The study published in The Lancet found that combining types of physical distancing reduced the spread by as much as 99.3%.

Quarantining infected people and their families, closing schools and businesses and social distancing were most effective.

Because little is known about the transmissibility of COVID-19, researchers used data from the 2004-05 SARS outbreak.

On Monday, the World Health Organization warned that social distancing measures are not enough to stop the spread.

According to UPI, the new coronavirus has infected nearly 400,000 people worldwide, including more than 43,000 in the US.


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