Handheld UV light devices that can kill Covid-19 ‘may soon be as common as mobile phones’ – as scientists say the rays can ‘inactivate most viruses very efficiently’

Handheld UV light devices that can kill Covid-19 may soon be as commonplace as mobile phones, researchers claim.

For years experts have known UV rays can destroy genetic material inside viruses, hampering their ability to survive on surfaces.

Scientists fighting to end the pandemic have yet to uncover any proof that UV light can kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cases Covid-19. 

But studies have repeatedly shown that it can be used against other coronaviruses, such as the closely related strain behind SARS.

Read more on https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383701/Handheld-UV-light-devices-kill-Covid-19-soon-common-mobile-phones.html

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