Coronavirus: Gyms 'high-risk' locations for spreading COVID-19, experts warn

SOURCE: Sky News

Gyms have been identified as “high risk” locations for catching coronavirus due to sweat and dampness heightening the spread of germs.

Public Health England has not yet offered advice to gym-goers, however medical experts are voicing their concerns over the potential hazard of sharing workout spaces and equipment as the coronavirus outbreak escalates.

Speaking to Sky News, immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi said: “I think people should be extra vigilant in any area where there may be lots of people close together and sharing equipment such as gyms as this may increase transmission of infection.”

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