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Coronavirus can last 28 days on phones – ACS

CSIRO makes alarming discovery.



Mobile phone screens, bank notes and stainless steel can harbour the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 for up to 28 days, according to new CSIRO research that may force public-health authorities to revise their recommendations around surface disinfection.
The scientists, working at the CSIROs Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness in Geelong, inoculated concentrations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus roughly equivalent to the typical amount of virus excreted by an infectious COVID-19 onto a range of …

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