Between preventative measures like a lockdown and self-quarantine, to random testing and kiosk testing, to hoping for vaccines through human trials, the world is busy figuring a way to significantly stop or at least mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Now, reports suggest that this coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight.
A senior American official with the Department of Homeland Security announced this. He told reporters that through a study, that cannot be made public as it awaits more evaluation, suggests that ultraviolet rays have an impact on the pathogen which may lead to the summertime being helpful towards easing this virus. The official further said,
Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have on killing the virus, both surfaces and in the air
While the study hasn’t been released for public perusal, it has been long known that UV Rays do have a sterilising effect.