Updated: Mar 29
New research conducted by scientists at the CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, suggests SARS-CoV-2 can linger on non-porous surfaces for longer than expected. The study, published in the Virology Journal on Monday, was conducted under controlled laboratory conditions and in the dark, but it reveals the hardiness of SARS-CoV-2 when the conditions are just right. The virus that causes #covid19 remains on bank notes, glass and vinyl for 28 days under laboratory conditions.
"Our results show that SARS-CoV-2 can remain infectious on surfaces for long periods of time, reinforcing the need for good practices such as regular handwashing and cleaning surfaces," said Debbie Eagles, deputy director of the the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP).