Heat does not reduce the activity of the coronavirus

Жара не снижает активность коронавируса

Hot weather does not reduce the activity of coronavirus infection COVID-19. This was stated by the Minister of health of Russia Mikhail Murashko, reports BAGNET, referring to the edition “Kommersant”.

“We communicate with our colleagues, including from countries where temperature has long been kept in high numbers, they say that the activity is not reduced coronavirus infection,” said the official.

Previously it was thought that the virus SARS-CoV-2, which is the pathogen coronavirus infection, do not handle the heat and lose activity at temperatures above 30°C. Complete neutralization of coronavirus occurs at 70°C. Its destruction also contribute to the sun’s rays and a low humidity level.

Previously, researchers from the University of AIX-Marseille came to the conclusion that the strain of coronavirus a natural resistant to high temperatures. The strain of coronavirus was placed in a sterile tube and the tube with the biomaterial, after which both samples were heated to 60 degrees and kept the temperature for one hour. It turned out that the virus that was in a non-sterile sample, the ability to reproduce is not lost. Fully its viability, he only lost after heating up to 92 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.

At room temperature the virus can remain viable on various objects within three days. Coronavirus can spread by airborne dust or by contact. For example, during the handshake. Infection through objects (door handles, phones), water, and food.