Researchers from Hong Kong told how long the coronavirus lives on surfaces

Исследователи из Гонконга рассказали, как долго коронавирус живет на поверхностях

Researchers from the University of Hong Kong went on different surfaces can live coronavirus. This reports the South China Morning Post.

They argue that on paper the virus can last up to three hour, and on the wood and fabric all day long.

On the glass virus is still on the second day. On the plastic and steel it can live up to 72 hours on a copper surface , no more than four hours on cardboard – 24 hours.

It should be noted that the outer layer medical masks coronavirus have lived a whole week, it was discovered seven days later. Experts noted that even when wearing medical masks it is important not to touch your face.

It is known that despite the long presence of the virus on different surfaces, its concentration decreases rapidly. It is also reported that accidental contact with the surface where the virus is not a potential possibility of infection.

Still, the researchers argue that people should not risk their own health, it is necessary to wash hands and use sanitizers.

Исследователи из Гонконга рассказали, как долго коронавирус живет на поверхностях

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