Avoid air conditioned spaces - Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama

12 April 2020 06:02 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


It has been identified that the new coronavirus can spread easily in air conditioned spaces. 

"Since air conditioned rooms are not constantly ventilated, the likelihood of the virus spreading in an enclosed space is higher. If someone coughs in an air conditioned space the droplets that persons emits would survive longer in an air conditioned than in sunlight,” explained Physician Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID).

Dr. Wijewickrama said therefore it is advisable to keep a space well ventilated and exposed to sunlight. He also cautioned against spending prolonged time periods in air conditioned spaces such as supermarkets, adding that it is advisable to avoid such places.

  Comments - 4

  • Obama Sunday, 12 April 2020 08:32 PM

    This so called doctor clearly does not know the air conditioning cycle itself and filters installed in them.

    Gehan Wijesinghe Sunday, 12 April 2020 11:01 PM

    Obama, you have got the wrong end of the tail pal. This learned doctor is not talking about how the virus is transmitted through the air ducts of the airconditioners. He expresses his concerned about being in confined (closed to outside ) areas such as essential for operating an airconditioner. This is common sense he is talking about. Just read what he says carefully and correctly before making silly condemning remarks please.

    najr samankumara Monday, 13 April 2020 08:12 PM

    This so called Obama does not know, these filters filter viruses or not.

    Narasingha Sunday, 12 April 2020 08:38 PM

    Definitely. Expose everything under Ultra-violet that is the most powerful sanitizer opening curtains. Circulate air with fans and opening all windows. The spikes of Corona are broken being blown just a few meters.

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