Warmer weather can help control Corona virus outbreak, says private weather observatory

By Aiswarya Sriram  Published on  2 March 2020 2:57 PM GMT
Warmer weather can help control Corona virus outbreak, says private weather observatory

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.

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