New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. A shocking study has come to the fore amidst increasing cases of new variant Omicron of Kovid-19 in India as well as worldwide. A new study on how the virus survives in the air has found that the coronavirus loses up to 90% of its ability to infect within a span of 20 minutes after being spread through the air. Also, the virus loses half its strength within the first 5 seconds. Researchers have attributed the reason behind this to the lack of moisture and carbon dioxide in the air.

new research on corona virus

According to a new study, the corona virus becomes 90 percent less infectious within 20 minutes of exposure to air and loses most of its ability to infect within the first five minutes of exposure to air. Researchers say that the findings of the study, published by the Aerosol Research Center of the University of Bristol, confirm the importance of wearing face masks and maintaining social distance to prevent the spread of Kovid-19.

How does corona infection spread?

The Kovid-19 virus spreads through the air. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, the particles coming out of their mouth can infect the body of the person standing nearby by inhaling them.

How does the virus become breathless as soon as it comes in the air?

According to the researchers, the air dries up the virus particles. Also, due to the lack of carbon dioxide in the air, the pH level of the virus increases. Because of this, the virus loses its ability to spread infection within minutes.

Then how does it remain alive in the body?

Scientists claim that Kovid-19 survives for a long time in an environment with high amounts of moisture and carbon dioxide. Because it gets both these things in our lungs, so it can easily survive in our body.

Masks and physical distance are necessary

It has been claimed in research that the virus’s ability to spread infection ends within minutes after coming into the air. If this happens, then only by wearing masks and maintaining physical distance can we beat Corona.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Edited By: Ruhee Parvez