Novel Coronavirus cannot spread in warm weather? Here’s the truth

By each passing day, the panic due to Coronavirus is also rising. And amid all the chaos and panic, people are also circulating a lot of misinformation regarding the COVID-19.

One such post claims that hot weather kills the novel coronavirus.

Corona cannot spread in warm weather only cold countries
Director Zhenxing informed that the Wuhan virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed in a temperature of 26-27 degrees. So drink plenty of hot water. Can tell relatives and friends to drink hot water for prevention.
From a Chinese doctor: To prevent Wuhan virus, as long as the human body maintains heat energy, eat more ginger and exercise more, you will not be infected with the virus.
If you have a high fever, cover yourself with a quilt. Drink ginger soup to increase body’s heat energy. It can prevent infection. No vaccination required. Eat more ginger, garlic, hot chilies, and pepper, Eat less sweet and sour and bitter.
Don’t drink too much ice water. Don’t go to cold weather areas.
When the sun is in the virus endemic area, the virus will completely disappear.Everyone can share and help one by one.
Dr. Khin Maung U. ” – the caption read.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above information and found it to be FALSE.

As per the WHO website, coronavirus cases have been reported from even the areas with hot and humid weather.

“From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19.

Also, an article by Economic Times dated March 17, 2020, quoted Director, AIIMS, Delhi, Dr Randeep Guleria, as saying, “The impact of the virus is as serious in hot-humid weather conditions of Singapore as in the colder environment of European countries.”

The above information proves that the viral message is false and should not be shared.

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