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How long can the new coronavirus live on objects?

According to April 2020 guidance from the World Health Organization, the survival on surfaces of SARS-CoV-2 “the virus that causes Covid-19 – "is similar" to that of SARS-CoV1, the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). It ranges from two hours to nine days.

According to a team of global health experts at the Meedan Digital Health Lab, SARS-CoV-2 can survive on surfaces between three hours and seven days.


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