1,193,406 coronavirus cases and 41,403 deaths have been confirmed so far, higher temperatures may be able to slow down this trend.

The new Coronavirus (Covid-19) is more vulnerable to temperatures above 18 oC, according to a new study by the pulmonary clinic at the University of Thessaly in Europe, Greece.

The study showed that the spread of the virus is slowed down when exposed to temperatures above 18 oC, countries with high temperatures had fewer cases and lower spread rates than the countries in worse situations.

“Previous research has shown a rapid decline in the survival of coronaviruses that have caused MERS and SARS-CoV epidemics at higher temperatures,” Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, a professor of pulmonology at the Athens News Agency mentioned.

Note that the WHO says that “Exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25C degrees DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

You can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Countries with hot weather have reported cases of COVID-19. To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.”

Sources: who.int, fanpage.gr