to the United States Department of Homeland Security, sunlight could kill the
corona virus (COVID-19) within minutes.
Technology Advisor, in his statement, said that their most striking observation
to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have in killing the
virus on surfaces and in the air.
global death toll from the coronavirus has exceeded 184,000, with the number of
cases worldwide standing at more than 2.6 million.
against this “faceless enemy”, new research from the DHS Science and Technology
directorate found that high humidity, temperatures, and sunlight kills the
virus in saliva droplets on non-porous surfaces and in the air.
where increasing the temperature and humidity or both is generally less
favorable to the virus.” The virus dies quickest in the presence of direct
sunlight, and it survives best in indoor conditions, the study found.
joint effort between the DHS’s Science and Technology directorate and Donald
Trump’s corona virus task force was revealed at Thursday’s White House press
properly disinfect areas that aren’t exposed to direct sunlight, particularly
within indoor spaces, according to Bryan.
kill the virus in five minutes, isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30
seconds, and rubbing it makes it go away even faster.”
House corona virus task force will continue to look at the virus in saliva and
how it reacts to other disinfectants.