Can the Coronavirus be killed by heat & warm weather?

by | Mar 26, 2020 | Health and Medicine

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis worldwide, we are starting a series of articles about the Corona Virus to help spread awareness and differentiate between myths and facts. The first question we’ll answer is whether the Coronavirus can be killed by heat & warm weather? According to the World Health Organisation, the short answer is No. From the evidence so far as at the time of writing this article, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in any area of varying temperatures including warm, hot and humid regions. There is no evidence that cold weather or hot weather can kill the new COVID-19 virus.

Additionally, there are reports that a taking a hot shower is enough to kill the COVID-19 virus on your body. There is again no evidence for this. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The virus can only be killed by frequently cleaning your hands or washing any exposed body part with soap and water.

Drinking hot water will also not do much good if you are not applying the basic measures to protect yourself and not practicing social distancing.

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