In the study, the scientists attempted to determine whether the virus droplets can also survive in the environment long enough to find a new host at a later time compared to the SARS virus that became an epidemic in 2002.
The report found that coronavirus can survive up to three days on stainless steel and plastic.
It can also live for a number of hours when airborne, 24 hours on cardboard and four hours on copper.
The scientists’ findings suggest that as well as passing from person to person, coronavirus is potentially transferrable via air and surfaces.
Published at Fri, 13 Mar 2020 21:03:00 +0000