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Public Health Update: Coronavirus COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Kaitlin Scarbary
According to WHO How long it will survive on surfaces right now (https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses): It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.