Russian scientists figure out that ordinary water is a weakness of coronavirus. Image Courtesy – The Express Tribune
While the whole world is worried about how to get rid of Coronavirus, a group of Russian scientists pointed out a major weakness of the deadly virus. Their demand is the growth of the coronavirus can be restricted by ordinary water. And there is no question about hot water. Boiling water kills it immediately.
The race for the Covid-19 vaccine is underway around the world to get rid of the corona outbreak. The scientists at the Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk, Siberia, claim to have discovered this particular weakness of the coronavirus. They say water alone can stop the spread of the virus.
According to government claims, the Russian news agency Sputnik has published a report while the whole country is waiting for the vaccine to arrive. Scientists at the Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology have found that about 90 % of coronavirus die within 24-hour exposure to water at room temperature.
Around 99.9 % of viruses die within 72 hours. The researchers also claim that the Covid-19 virus is almost completely wiped out by exposure to boiling water.
Studies have also shown that the virus cannot reproduce in dechlorinated or saltwater at all. The coronavirus remains active for a short period of time in this condition. The lifespan of the virus depends on the temperature of the water at that time. Scientists say that even in chlorinated water, the virus dies very quickly.
Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology is a research facility in Moscow. According to the reports, the institute had completed their clinical trials on Covid-19 and all the paperwork has been prepared accordingly.