Russian Scientists Find Boiling Water Can Kill New Coronavirus

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JAKARTANew corona virus can be killed with water within 72 hours. This is based on a finding research conducted by Russian scientists.

The information was reported by Anadolu Agency, a state-owned news agency headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.

According to the report, research conducted by the State Research Center for Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR found that boiling water can destroy the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 completely and instantly. The results also showed that 90% of the virus particles died in room temperature water in 24 hours and 99.9% in 72 hours. (Also Read: Risks of untreated gonorrhea, from fetal infection to infertility)

The findings, published last week by the Russian Federal Service for Human Welfare, show that the resistance of the coronavirus is directly dependent on water temperature.

In addition to the new corona virus can live in water under certain conditions, research it also claims that the virus does not reproduce in seas or fresh water. The same study shows that the virus can remain active for up to 48 hours on stainless steel, linoleum, glass, plastic and ceramic surfaces.

However, research demonstrated that most household disinfectants were effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This study also found that ethyl and isopropyl alcohol with a concentration of 30% can kill up to millions of virus particles in half a minute.

Page Times Now News recently wrote, scientists report Russia this contradicts previous studies that showed concentrations over 60% were required to destroy the virus. The study revealed that disinfecting with chlorine can completely clean the surface of the new coronavirus in 30 seconds.

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Meanwhile, reports citing government sources state that Russia plans to approve a coronavirus vaccine for widespread use by mid-August 2020. However, they have yet to release scientific data on the COVID-19 vaccine trials. (Read Also: During the Pandemic, Health Services for Cancer Survivors Should Not Be Ruled Out)

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