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Scientists investigated the "survival" of COVID-19 on surfaces

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA) conducted laboratory tests on the "survivability" of COVID-19.

According to them, the virus has the ability to survive on face bandages made of gauze for a maximum of 1 week. On paper (printing and papyrus) it can last up to 3 hours, from wood and cotton fabric it disappears already on the 2nd day. On money as well as glass products, COVID-19 doesn't completely evaporate until the 4th day. On stainless steel and plastic products, it lasts even longer - 4 to 7 days.

Scientists have reported the effectiveness of household disinfectants in fighting COVID-19, this also applies to bleach. Regular, thorough hand washing, as well as the use of an antiseptic, is a proven way to keep away from the viral disease.

In their report, the experts recommended careful hygiene and not touching the face until the necessary disinfection measures had been taken.

Source: scmp.com

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