Imphal, Aug 4:
Spraying of Hypochlorite solution to kill the novel coronavirus by various club members at various places will not kill novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 to people but rather it would harm human health, said Dr. Sasheekumar Mangang , Additional Health Director of Manipur said in a facebook post.
He said that SAR-CoV 2 that causes COVID-19 is found in the human body particularly at the throat and nose. These virus come out in groups of 5 while sneezing or speaking. These virus can’t stay in the atmosphere and travel too long. However, there are opinions of some experts that these virus travel for around 25 feet inside a room. But in real life situations, they can’t survive long in the atmosphere either at roads or surroundings. Once they come out from the human body they become weaker and can’t infect to human.
The additional director health, who is also the spokesperson, said that spraying the Hypochlorite in bulk people may inhale it and that may cause cancer to the human being. Once sprayed the virus than the chemical will stay long in the environment. Animals like cows or other herbivorous animals may get infected after consuming grasses from such areas. Not only the animals but children who play at the area may get affected by the chemicals.
Dr. Sasheekumar further said that Hypochlorite has its role and it can be only sprayed at narrow lanes under the strict supervision of the medical experts as the chemical could harm human life. He appealed people not to spray the Hypochlorite in bulk at roads, fields, and grounds as it only affects the environment and human life.
The Additional health director also appealed to stop infodemic which is being associated with the pandemic. Various unconfirmed news is being circulated at social media causing inconveniences to people. This spread of false news should be stopped as it creates more problems in dealing with the virus, Dr. Sasheekumar said.