‘Opening windows and blinds may stop the coronavirus “settling” indoors, scientists have said.
The previously-unknown strain mainly spreads face-to-face via infected droplets expelled in a cough or sneeze, however, there is also evidence it can survive on surfaces.
How long the virus lingers is unclear, however, research suggests it could survive on plastic and stainless steel for up to three days.
Scientists from the University of California, Davis, therefore recommend peopleopen windows to “dilute virus particles indoors”.
Pulling back curtains or blinds also lets in natural light, “a free, widely-available resource” that could break the pathogen down.
The coronavirus is thought to be mild in four out of five cases, however, it can trigger a respiratory disease called Covid-19.’
Read more: Scientists: Open windows and natural light may stop the ‘virus’ ‘settling’ indoors. Oh really? Better keep everyone under house arrest then and out of the sun (which is going to kill a lot of people especially the elderly)