The environment and different surface materials are the most important factors for the virus survival. Let’s see how long does the virus live on different surfaces.

  • Airborne droplets: The virus can survive in the air up to 3 hours.
  • Recommendation: Wear a mask in crowded areas and practice social distancing at least 2 meters far. Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching things.
  • Copper surfaces: The virus can survive on copper surfaces up to 4 hours.
  • Recommendation: Clean the surfaces with 70-90% alcohol-based disinfectant liquid and wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching the surfaces.
  • Cardboard surfaces: The virus can survive on cardboard up to 24 hours.
  • Recommendation: Spray the surfaces with 70-90% alcohol-based liquid, and let it dry. Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching the surfaces.
  • Plastic and Stainless steel surfaces: The virus can survive on plastic and stainless steel objects up to 2-3 days.
  • Recommendation: Clean the surfaces with 70-90% alcohol-based disinfectant liquid and wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching the surfaces.
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