According to a report, scientists have found an important weakness of the coronavirus. Researchers of Russia’s VECTOR State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk, Siberia have figured out that ordinary water can aid in restricting the virus growth. This report has been reported by Sputnik news.
Scientists in their study found out that 90 per-cent of the particles of virus die in room temperature water within 24 hours. Moreover, 99.9 per-cent of the virus die in 72 hours.
Furthermore, it has been confirmed by the scientists that boiling water which has COVID-19 kills it instantly and wholly.
Further, researchers also found out that the virus does not multiply in sea-water and dechlorinated water. However, the virus can remain viable for a while with its lifespan which depends directly on the temperature of the water. Chlorinated water is also very effective at killing the virus, according to the report.
The findings of the researchers were presented recently by Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s consumer protection and human wellbeing watchdog.
In the Covid-19 vaccine front, the country has been showing significant results in vaccine trials.
As per the reports, Mikhail Murashko the Russian Health Minister said that a state research facility in Moscow, Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, had completed
the COVID-19 vaccine’s clinical trials and paperwork is being prepared to register it.
He further said that they are building a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, said Reuters citing local news agencies’ reports.
The report mentioned what Murashko said that the authorities are thinking of getting teachers and doctors to get the vaccination against the virus firstly.
A source told Reuters this week that Russia’s first potential Covid-19 vaccine would secure local regulatory approval in August and be administered to health workers soon thereafter.
Total COVID-19 cases in Russia counts to 845,443 with new 5,462 COVID-19 cases, reported by the country’s coronavirus response centre on Saturday.
The country reported 95 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, pushing its national tally to 14,058.