Sunlight kills the coronavirus in minutes, new study has revealed.
New discovery by 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.
“Our 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,” said DHS Science and Technology Advisor Bill Bryan.
The game changing discoveries of the joint DHS Science and Technology directorate and Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force was revealed at Thursday’s White House briefing.
“We’ve seen a similar effect as well 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.
According to Bryan, Americans should be extra careful to properly disinfect areas that aren’t exposed to direct sunlight, particularly within indoor spaces.
“I can tell you that bleach will kill the virus in five minutes, isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30 seconds, and that’s with no manipulation. If you rub it, it goes away even faster,” he said.
However the White House and DHS’s coronavirus task force will continue to look at how the virus looks in the virus and reacts to disinfectants .
“Summer-like conditions will lead to a decrease in virus transmissions, Americans aren’t yet in the clear to return back to normal outings, it would be irresponsible to say the summer will kill the virus and it’s a free for all and people ignore guidance”, Bryan advised Americans.