Virus can live for 28 days

Original article by Miles Kemp
Herald Sun – Page: 10 : 12-Oct-20

Research by the CSIRO has found that the COVID-19 virus can survive at room temperature on smooth, non-porous surfaces for at least 28 days. This includes polymer banknotes and the glass screens of mobile telephones. Previous research had suggested that the virus could survive on most surfaces for 3-7 days, and for up to 14 days at most. The CSIRO’s deputy director Debbie Eagles says the coronavirus can survive for up to 10 days longer than the flu virus, which underlines the need for good hygiene practices.


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