A new study suggests the spread of the coronavirus could slow in warmer weather. Photo: AFPA new study suggests the spread of the coronavirus could slow in warmer weather. Photo: AFP
A new study suggests the spread of the coronavirus could slow in warmer weather. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus ‘highly sensitive’ to high temperatures, but don’t bank on summer killing it off, studies say

  • Pathogen appears to spread fastest at 8.72 degrees Celsius, so countries in colder climes should ‘adopt the strictest control measures’, according to researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong province
  • But head of WHO’s health emergencies programme says it is ‘a false hope’ to think Covid-19 will just disappear like the flu

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A new study suggests the spread of the coronavirus could slow in warmer weather. Photo: AFPA new study suggests the spread of the coronavirus could slow in warmer weather. Photo: AFP
A new study suggests the spread of the coronavirus could slow in warmer weather. Photo: AFP
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