How long will coronavirus live on surfaces or in the air around you?

Topics Coronavirus | healthcare


The coronavirus can live for three days on some surfaces, like plastic and steel, new research suggests.

Experts say the risk of consumers getting infected from touching those materials is still low, although they offered additional warnings about how long the virus survives in air, which may have important implications for medical workers. The new study, published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, also suggests that the virus disintegrates over the course of a day on cardboard, lessening the worry among consumers that.....

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