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.

The novel Coronavirus can according to one study Japanese researchers five times as long on the human High survive like the flu virus. According to the study published in the journal “Clinical Infectious Diseases”, that remains the case Virus SARS-CoV-2 active for up to nine hours during which the Influenza The influenza A virus that triggered it only survived 1.8 hours.

Ethanol kills the virus within 15 seconds

The risk of a infection can by regular and thorough hand washing, as is also done by the World Health Organization WHO recommended to be reduced, write the researchers. Both the coronavirus and the flu virus could also be killed within 15 seconds by ethanol, as found 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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