How long can coronavirus survive on surface? It’s 28 days, says new study

Researchers have said that Covid-19 (SARS-Cov-2) that causes the novel coronavirus infection, can survive for 28 days on smooth surfaces such as stainless steel, phone screens, glass, plastic and banknotes.

Contrary to previous research that suggested Covid-19 can survive for three to seven days on smooth surfaces, the recent study by researchers at Australian agency CSIRO says that the virus can remain infectious for up to 28 days — longer than the flu virus– when kept in the dark at room temperature (20C [68F]).

This research paper was published in the journal Virology Journal on October 7.

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