Covid 19 coronavirus: Traces of virus 'survives on some surfaces for 28 days'
Australian researchers have found the virus responsible for Covid-19 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces.
The research - undertaken at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong, with collaboration from New Zealand - found the virus survive longer at lower temperatures; tended to survive longer on non-porous or smooth surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and vinyl, compared to porous complex surfaces such as cotton; and survived longer on paper banknotes than plastic banknotes.
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