COVID-19 can survive on some surfaces for up to three days

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New research by American health officials and experts published in medRxiv shows that the novel coronavirus can survive in air particles for several hours and on some surfaces for up to three days.

Researchers used a nebulizer machine to spread the coronavirus in the air and on several surfaces in a controlled environment. The device was used to emulate how the coronavirus would disperse if an infected individual coughed.

Results showed that the virus was still detectable in the air three hours after it was spread.

It was also detectable on copper surfaces for up to four hours, on cardboard surfaces for up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to two to three days.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. A person spreads coronavirus particles in their bathroom
2. Researchers use a nebulizer to emulate the spread of coronavirus in a controlled environment
3. Coronavirus particles survive for three hours in the air
4. Visualization of how long coronavirus particles survive on different surfaces

VOICEOVER (in English):
"New research by American health officials and experts published in medRxiv shows that the novel coronavirus can survive in air particles for several hours and on some surfaces for up to three days."

"Researchers used a nebulizer machine to spread the coronavirus in the air and on several surfaces in a controlled environment. The device was used to emulate how the coronavirus would disperse if an infected individual coughed. "

"Results showed that the virus was still detectable in the air three hours after it was spread."

"It was also detectable on copper surfaces for up to four hours, on cardboard surfaces for up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to two to three days."

SOURCES:
medRxiv, Medical Xpress
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.09.20033217v1.full.pdf
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-03-coronavirus-surfaces-days.html