Scientists from Sun Yat-sen University in China found out the weakness of Coronavirus: heat. It can be good news for tropical countries like India. Check it out here.

Coronavirus Is Vulnerable To High Temperature

Scientists from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in China did a lot of research and tests. Then, they found out that the new form of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 is greatly sensitive to temperature. The spread of this epidemic also depends on the climate and temperature.

Sars Cov 2 Is Greatly Sensitive To Heat
SARS-CoV-2 Is Greatly Sensitive To Heat

The South China Morning Post reported the research result on March 12th. These scientists calculated that the temperature sweet spot of this deadly virus to develop and spread is 8.72 Celsius degree. Their hypothesis is also proved by collected data throughout the coronavirus outbreak since late 2019. They collected the data about the development and spread of this virus as well as weather reports in China and other countries in January.

The study showed that the peak of the coronavirus outbreak was in cold months. When the average temperature is about 8.72 Celsius degree, SARS-CoV-2 spread at the highest speed and scale. However, when the temperature increased by a couple of degrees, the infection rate also declined.

India May Be Less Vulnerable To Sars Cov 2 Due To
India Can Be Less Vulnerable To SARS-CoV-2 Due To Hot Weather

It must be good news for tropical regions and countries with hot weather like India. The researchers also expect that this pandemic will end when the summer comes. Experts also confirmed that the hot and humid weather can make SARS-CoV-2 weaker. That’s why this pandemic cannot break out in India and tropical countries as strongly as in the temperate regions. However, scientists also admitted that the pandemic may not end without the vaccine. It still spreads at a lower speed and scale than in the winter.  

Up to yesterday, March 12th, there are 126,380 SARS-CoV-2 positive cases and 4,634 deaths all over the world. Yesterday, the Indian Government also confirmed the first death due to coronavirus. He is a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi, Karnataka.

Indian Government Confirmed The First Death Due To
The Number Of New Positive Cases Reduces When It Gets Warm