Hyderabad: A private weather observatory body from India says that Corona virus can be controlled during the summer. Skymet, in a statement, said viruses spread easily in humid temperatures but warmer temperatures in summers lead to faster disintegration of viruses which will make it easier to control the spread of Corona virus.

Mahesh Palawat of Skymet said, “It has not been proven yet but many scientists have observed that during summers most viruses stop spreading. By 7 March, after the rainy season is over, the temperatures will rise in all parts of India and during the time the virus can be easily controlled. If a vaccination or cure is invented during this period it will be easy for India to eradicate the virus. If not controlled by then, after June there are high chances of the virus spreading again rapidly.”

However, Rakesh Mishra, Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biolody (CCMB) said, “There is no strong scientific basis to think that warmer weather will stop the virus.”

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on March 2, said two new cases of Corona virus have been reported in India, one in Delhi and another in Telangana. The Telangana patient’s blood sample was sent to Pune Virology Centre for further tests.

The weather body also said that India has an advantage since it is located at a lower altitude, the country will experience high temperatures compared to countries like China, Japan, and Korea.

The COVID-19, or Corona virus, which originated in China first has claimed over 3,000 lives worldwide and besides China has affected almost 58 countries.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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