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Uv rays from sunlight kill Coronavirus is not true

The outbreak of coronavirus pandemic is extremely affecting the countries across the globe. The situation is so crucial that no vaccine is made so far and most of the developed and developing countries are imposing the lockdown and punishing those breaks the rule. This is important to impose lockdown for controlling the rapid spread of the deadly virus.
The government claims that they are continuously and seriously working to dig out the solution to fight against coronavirus. But unfortunately due to the shortage of medical facilities like ventilators, masks, and other essential medical care can’t supply to fulfill the large demand every day quickly in a short time.

Hope and fear are equally surfing on the internet through viral posts. As the myth which is most circulated on social media and now people actually believe the myth. That myth needs a fact check, the myth which has successfully misled the people is about coronavirus that the deadly virus can only be killed in high temperature.
The posts share in mass through Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, that the pandemic will come to an end in extreme heat mostly in summer. The post claims, Ultraviolet rays from the sun have the power to kill the novel coronavirus.

MYTH BUSTER:👉 Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?‼️ UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.

Posted by World Health Organization South-East Asia Region – WHO SEARO on Monday, March 30, 2020

This is false and unproven thought which is actually misleading information. For fact check, WHO (World health organization) claims that the information which states that UV rays can kill coronavirus. It is fake and unproven, the researchers say that exposure to UV is extremely harmful to the human body.

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According to WHO, coronavirus cannot be killed in extreme heat and so not in UV rays. As well as UV lamps should not be used on the skin because its harmful rays can cause skin cancer by a mutation in the cell. This act of using a UV lamp directly on the skin can also cause severe skin irritation.

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