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Coronavirus transmission increases in lower temperature: Medical study

The study calls for countries and regions with lower temperatures to adopt the strictest control measures to prevent future transmission and outbreaks

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Coronavirus | China | Xi Jinping

Shibu Tripathi  |  New Delhi 

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Passersby wearing protective masks walk on a snow-covered street in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Reuters

The outbreak could have been triggered by lower temperatures, which provided for easy transmission of the virus. A new medical study, published by medRxiv, a “preprint server for the health sciences”, suggests that temperature factors could significantly change the impact of COVID-19, with the virus transmission increasing in places with lower temperatures.

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First Published: Wed, February 26 2020. 20:06 IST