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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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Shibu Tripathi New Delhi
The Coronavirus 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.

The study, conducted by Mao Wang, Mao Wang, Aili Jiang, Lijuan Gong, Lina Lu, Wenbin Guo, Chuyi Li, Jing Zheng, Chaoyong Li, Bixing Yang, Jietong Zeng, Youping Chen, Ke Zheng, Hongyan Li at the Sun Yat-sen University in China, calls for countries and regions with lower temperatures to

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First Published: Feb 26 2020 | 8:06 PM IST

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