COVID-19 causing virus lasts for 10 days longer than Influenza on some surfaces. Lower temps, glass, stainless steel and paper banknotes give virus longer life.
Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass – such as that found on mobile phone screens – and stainless steel.
Results from the study The effect of temperature on persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces was published in Virology Journal.
Release date: 12 October 2020
Source: CSIRO Australia