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What kills novel coronavirus?

Updated: Mar 25, 2020 chinadaily.com.cn Print

Editor's note: In the seventh guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of the novel coronavirus released by the National Health Commission, several substances are listed as effective ways to inactivate the coronavirus. Let's have a careful check and listen to its advice.

A staff member uses ultraviolet light to disinfect banknotes at the Taiyuan branch of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank in Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi province, on March 11, 2020. [Photo by Hu Yuanjia/For chinadaily.com.cn]

1. Ultraviolet light

The novel coronavirus is sensitive to ultraviolet light, so ultraviolet radiation can effectively eliminate the virus.

But UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin, as the radiation can cause skin irritation.

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