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UI Professor Claims Corona Virus Outbreak to End in Summer

UI Professor Claims Corona Virus Outbreak to End in Summer (bbc)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Prof. Dr. Purnawan Junadi MPH PhD, a researcher from Universitas Indonesia, has claimed that the corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak would end this summer.

The professor reasoned that the corona virus would not be able to withstand high temperatures. However, he said the virus will continue to spread in the dry season if it mutates.

"It may also be true that later when entering the summer in April, it should disappear, unless there is already news that this (virus) has begun to mutate," Purnawan said.

However, it is not known for sure whether the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus will really end when it enters summer. There is no further research related to this matter.

"We'll see," he continued.