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Coronavirus ‘highly sensitive’ to high temperatures, Chinese study says - South China Morning Post

14 March /2020
news-details Coronavirus ‘highly sensitive’ to high temperatures, Chinese study says - South China Morning Post

A new study suggests the spread of the coronavirus could slow in warmer weather. Photo: AFP

  • Pathogen appears to spread fastest at 8.72 degrees Celsius, so countries in colder climes should ‘adopt the strictest control measures’, according to researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong province
  • But head of WHO’s health emergencies programme says it is ‘a false hope’ to think Covid-19 will just disappear like the flu

Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

Simone McCarthy

Updated: 2:37pm, 8 Mar, 2020


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