High temperature, direct sunlight and humidity can destroy the new coronavirus in the air and on different surfaces. With such statement on Thursday at the White house, acting Deputy Secretary of homeland security for science and technology William Bryan, presenting the results of the study.
According to him, this is a striking observation. So, when exposed to direct sunlight, a temperature of 21 to 24 degrees Celsius and humidity of 80% the virus begins to die within two minutes of being on the surface. While in the air he is starting to break down already after fifteen minutes under the same conditions, and the humidity is only 20%, TASS.
Present at the briefing, the President of the United States Donald trump suggested that patients COVID-19 can be treated with light. In his opinion, if the patient’s body will undergo a powerful ultraviolet light or light, or the light will be “delivered into the body through the skin”, the coronavirus will disappear in a minute. However, the American leader stressed the need for additional testing.
According to the world health organization, prolonged human exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects, and in the most serious cases can develop skin cancer and cataracts.