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Life span (corvid-19) on different surfaces.

Source: World Health Organization.

Air.        3hrs

Plastic.   2-3 days  (bottles, plastic bags)

Non porous surfaces.  4+ days (handrails, door knobs, elevator buttons)

Glass.     9 days 

Cardboard.    24hrs (mail unlikely)

Copper.    4 hrs (taps, draw handles)




Wash your hands.

RnR put up a comment somewhere else saying tests had shown that it was still present on surfaces in cruise ship cabins 17 days after infected individuals had left the cabin and before the cabins were cleaned with disinfected. Will see if I can find the comment and copt it over.


avatarRnR2 days ago


How long can the coronavirus last on surfaces?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in the discussion section of a release on Monday relating to cruise ships ...

SARS-CoV-2 RNA was identified on a variety of surfaces in cabins of both symptomatic and asymptomatic infected passengers up to 17 days after cabins were vacated on the Diamond Princess but before disinfection procedures had been conducted ...