Sunlight and humidity kill coronavirus the fastest: US scientists

It has long been known that ultraviolet light has a sterilising effect, because the radiation damages the virus's genetic material and its ability to replicate. But coronavirus has also proven lethal in warm-weather places such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, raising broader questions about the impact of environmental factors.Dr Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization told Al Jazeera "the evidence is not supporting [the sunlight] theory".

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2020-04-24 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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