Scientists: coronavirus dies at 92 degrees

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — French scientists have found that coronavirus completely dies when exposed to heat at 92 degrees. Their findings are published on bioRxiv .

At first, the researchers used a standard protocol to deactivate the virus and heated it to 60 degrees for an hour. However, even after this, some of its strains were still able to reproduce. It was possible to completely kill the coronavirus after heating to 92 degrees for 15 minutes.

The properties of the virus were studied on the kidney cells of an African green monkey, which were infected with a coronavirus from a patient from Germany.

The results of this experiment will help in choosing the right protocol for cleaning the hospitals where patients with COVID-19 are located.

According to the latest WHO data, almost two million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus, more than 131 thousand people have died.

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