U.S. President, Donald Trump, has called on Americans to “enjoy the sun” after unveiling a study that supposedly showed that the novel Coronavirus dissipates more quickly with sunlight and at higher temperatures.
“I hope people enjoy the sun, and if it has an impact that’s great,” Trump said during his daily Coronavirus task force briefing.
Bill Bryan, head of science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, presented the information, saying the coronavirus reaches its half-life at two minutes in summer conditions versus 18 hours with no sunlight.
Bryan and Trump did not say how the study was conducted or provide any underlying data.
Notably, Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci, the two top experts handling the U.S. response to the coronavirus, were not made available during the news conference to comment on the study.
Places like Singapore that have high heat and sun exposure have seen coronavirus outbreaks.
“I’m here to present ideas,” Trump added.
Meanwhile, Nigeria on Friday night, April 24, has recorded another 114 new cases of Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus in eight states and Abuja, the country capital, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 1095 and 32 deaths.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), made the announcement on Friday night, on its official Twitter account.
The new cases are spread across Lagos, Ogun, Gombe, Oyo, Zamfara, Edo, Kaduna and Sokoto states as well as Abuja, the country capital.
The centre also said that one person died from Coronavirus-related complications in the country, making the number of fatalities rise to 32.
NCDC said,” On the 24th of April 2020, 114 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria.
Till date, 1095 cases have been confirmed, 208 cases have been discharged and 32 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria.
“The 114 new cases are reported from eight states – Lagos (80), Federal Capital Territory/Abuja (5), Ogun (1), Gombe (21), Oyo (1), Kaduna (1), Edo (2), Sokoto (one) and Zamfara (2)”.