COVID-19 (COVID-19) virus has now spread to 110 countries, which has no vaccine or treatment yet. Dr. Laxman Jessani, Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai, says that it has been speculated that the increased temperature may kill the virus and also decrease the spread of the virus in early summer. However, scientists have no definitive answer on the effect of summer temperature on COVID-19.Most experts advised to take precautions to avoid this, while some said about the Coronavirus Outbreak from heat, coronavirus outbreaks are also seen in countries where the heat is high. In this case, nothing much can be said about this virus right now.
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Will corona virus end if heat rises?
Coronavirus can remain active on dry surfaces for 8–10 days. Usually all viruses are inactivated or destroyed upon increasing heat, but the exact temperature for neutralizing COVID-19 cannot yet be estimated if the coronavirus survives in the human body at 37 ° C.
Different experts around the world have different views on whether sunlight and heat can limit the growth and longevity of the virus, they all agree that following proper hygiene is more effective in preventing the spread of corona virus. is. However, corona viruses are considered sensitive to three things: sunlight, high temperature and humidity. Sunlight affects the ability of the virus while heat makes it inactive.
Experts say there is still a month left in summer and by then it would be prudent to adopt simple measures to prevent transmission:
- Avoid contact with people who feel ill
- Do not try to touch your eyes, nose or mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover the mouth when sneezing
- Use alcohol based sanitizer.
- From time to time, wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
Dr. P. Raghu Ram, President of The Association of Surgeons of India, had a different view on the corona virus being inactivated by heat. He says, "If the corona virus dies from heat then the incidence of coronavirus should decrease in countries like Australia and Singapore Thea. There is still much that we need to know about novel coronaviruses. "
He further says that even in the opinion of the World Health Organization, we should not rely on hot temperatures to eliminate the outbreak of coronovirus.