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SARS-CoV-2 survives on surfaces for up to 28 days – Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin

CSIRO researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass and stainless steel.

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CSIRO researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass such as that found on mobile phone screens and stainless steel.
The research was undertaken at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP), which has been working on both understanding the virus and testing a potential vaccine. It involved drying virus samples in artificial mucus on different surfaces, at concentrations similar t…

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