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Sunlight, disinfectant can kill Covid-19 even in winter


The Department of Disease Control (DDC) said on Wednesday that the cool temperature is not making the Covid-19 virus more transmissible, adding that disinfectants can still kill the virus.

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Since it has been quite cool in Thailand recently, people have been worried that low temperatures can extend the lifetime of the virus.

DDC’s Dr Taweesap Siraprapasiri said that though the virus can live on surfaces for a longer time in low temperatures, it can die fast if wiped clean with disinfectant or under sunlight.

Taweesap, however, said people should take extra care to stay away from crowded places and maintain a distance from people they don’t know.

Published : January 13, 2021

By : THE NATION