- A US Agency revealed that sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly, offering hope of easing the spread comes summer
- Ultraviolet rays considerably have a potent impact on the virus, as per the experts
- Solar light creates a powerful killing effect on the virus found on surfaces, as well as in the air
- Although this is promising, they are not saying that the pathogen will be entirely eliminated, and that social distancing guidelines would still be followed
A US Agency revealed on Thursday that the new coronavirus can be destroyed by sunlight.
According to ABS-CBN, adviser to the secretary of the Department of HOmeland Security on science and technology, William Bryan, revealed that ultraviolet rays have a powerful effect in kiling the virus.
Solar light, according to Bryan, can potentially kill virus present on surfaces and in the air.
KAMI learned that an increase in temperature and humidity creates a less-favorable environment to the virus.
With sunlight and with 20 percent humidity, at a temperature between 21 to 24 degrees Celsius, the life of the virus in aerosolized form only lasted to 1.5 minutes.
However, when a person is already infected with the virus, then ultraviolet rays may no longer kill the virus inside the body. This is also why scientists have slammed myths on drinking alcohol to increase body temperature to kill the virus.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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