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Can coronavirus survive on surfaces?



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It is more likely to get infected with coronavirus via droplets or aerosol during a direct contact with another person, than to get infected with coronavirus via contaminated surfaces, such as door handles, mobile phones, or toys.

Coronavirus survives on surfaces for a different period of time depending on following factors – especially the material, the air humidity, and the temperature. Scientists found that the virus can be detected in aerosols for over 3 days on plastic surfaces in a small amount, for up to 2 days on stainless steel surfaces, for a maximum of 1 day on cardboards, and for 4 hours on copper surfaces.


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