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Can taking a hot bath or using air conditioning kill the novel coronavirus?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-08 21:56
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Rumor: Taking a hot bath or using air conditioning can kill the novel coronavirus.

Fact:

Taking a hot bath or blowing air conditioning cannot kill the novel coronavirus. 

Although the novel coronavirus is vulnerable to heat, it can only be effectively inactivated after exposure to a 56 C temperature for over 30 minutes. 

Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

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