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That’s how long Covid-19 survives on the skin

According to a new study, the coronavirus can survive on human skin five times as long as the flu virus. On the other hand, it can also be killed in just 15 seconds.

According to a study by Japanese researchers, the novel coronavirus can survive on human skin five times as long as the flu virus. According to the study published in the journal “Clinical Infectious Diseases”, the SARS-CoV-2 virus remains active for up to nine hours, while the influenza A virus that causes influenza only survives 1.8 hours.

Ethanol kills the virus within 15 seconds

The risk of infection can be reduced by regular and thorough hand washing, as recommended by the World Health Organization, the researchers write. Both the coronavirus and the flu virus could also be killed within 15 seconds by ethanol, such as that contained in hand disinfectants.

Since the coronavirus first appeared in China last December, almost 40 million people worldwide have been infected with the pathogen.

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