COVID-19 can survive on some surfaces for up to three days

Results showed that the virus was still detectable in the air three hours after it was spread.

    2020/03/16

NSFW    WASHINGTON — New research by American health officials and experts published in medRxiv shows that the novel coronavirus can survive in air particles for several hours and on some surfaces for up to three days.

Researchers used a nebulizer machine to spread the coronavirus in the air and on several surfaces in a controlled environment. The device was used to emulate how the coronavirus would disperse if an infected individual coughed.

Results showed that the virus was still detectable in the air three hours after it was spread.

It was also detectable on copper surfaces for up to four hours, on cardboard surfaces for up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to two to three days.

An important side note is that this new evidence does not confirm that people have been infected through air particles but that it is plausible that the virus could spread through aerosol and surface contamination.

So what can you do? Sanitize your hands regularly, don't touch your face, watch out for symptoms in yourself and others and mainly DO NOT PANIC. That ain't going to help anyone.
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