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How worried should I be about news the coronavirus survives on surfaces for up to 28 days? – The Conversation AU

We still don’t know how long the coronavirus lasts on surfaces in real-world conditions, such as on objects in the home, at work or in the supermarket.



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During a typical day, we touch the surfaces of many different objects, often without noticing: money, phones, door handles, elevator buttons, cups, desks, keyboards, petrol pumps and shopping trolleys.
Objects with surfaces that carry pathogens (such as bacteria or viruses) can pass on infections when we touch them. So it makes sense contact with these contaminated surfaces (often called fomites) might increase our infection risk.
Now a study published by CSIRO researchers suggests SARS-CoV-2,…

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