While we know that the Coronavirus is transmitted by droplets of saliva by the people who contract it, a study has just revealed the lifespan of the virus on different surfaces like steel, cardboard or plastic might be even longer than we thought.
It is BFM TV that reported the news which might interest many people since it is a frequently asked question. Indeed, since the Coronavirus has grown enormously in the last days, some researchers have been interested in its lifespan on different surfaces. In fact, the researchers from the "National Institutes of Heath" have concentrated on evaluating the toughness of the bacteria on steel, cardboard and plastic. Their first striking observation is to realize that the lifespan of the virus on these surfaces is higher than what we thought.
Also, BFM TV indicates that these researchers have discovered that the coronavirus can survive 24 hours on cardboard and 2 to 3 days on steel and plastic. The tenacity is similar to SARS.
This discovery was made possible by a series of experiments. Thus, they sprayed the various surfaces mentioned above with samples of Sars-CoV-2. Subsequently, they waited to see how long the surface in question remained infected. The television channel pointed out that the virus survives "only" 4 hours on copper.
Also remember that while it is important to wash your hands and clean certain surfaces, it is also important to clean your mobile phone to avoid taking any risks!
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