Does Corona contaminate surfaces and how long does it persist?

2020-03-20 17:21:55.601620

Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment). If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose. The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and exposed to different conditions and temperatures is also low. You can therefore receive a parcel from overseas areas that have reported COVID-19. Dr. Fred Mavisi, Chief Knowledge Officer, Afya Plan. Ref. WHO.Int

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