Professor tries to sanitise papers from coronavirus, ends up setting them on fire

James Besanvalle
Wednesday 11 March 2020 09:45
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A university professor’s response to tackling coronavirus has gone viral (no pun intended) for all the wrong reasons.

Student Emily Perez (@Lou16em) took to Twitter yesterday (10 March) to share the story about a peculiar burning smell in class.

She tweeted:

At the time of writing, the tweet has more than 150,000 likes and more than 15,000 retweets, not to mention a whole host of comments.

While some took the time to argue for digital submissions of papers.

Professor Sally Bloomfield at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, stressed:

To actively kill the virus, you need temperatures of around 60 degrees [Celsius].

She also said it’s not yet known how hot weather affects coronavirus.

It comes about after a Chinese woman tried to microwave £300 worth of bank notes to get rid of any traces of the virus.

The notes began to turn black and burn after less than a minute.

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