New research has found that Coronavirus can survive for a month on surfaces including banknotes, mobile phone screens and stainless steel.
Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have found that COVID-19 can survive for up to 28 days on surfaces.
The research, undertaken at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong, Victoria, found the virus survived better at colder temperatures–supporting earlier speculations that the hot weather of the Summer somewhat helped in the battle against the virus.
This finding comes after recent studies showed that the virus is able to remain infectious in airborne particles for greater than three hours.
The study which was published in the Virology Journal, could be used to improve risk mitigation procedures to prevent the spread of the disease.