[Infographic] How Long COVID-19 Can Stay On Different Surfaces

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, cleaning supplies are disappearing off the shelves. People are panicking about every doorknob, toilet seat, subway rail, and packaging they touch.

By now, we all are confined to our homes, and many of us might be going a little crazier due to self-isolation. But that’s all to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus spread. We can stay inside our homes; there is no problem with that.

But what about the people involved in emergency/essential services such as courier staff, drivers of public transports, and healthcare professionals? Or the one who needs to go to stores for getting essential commodities?

In that case, we all may want to know how long the novel coronavirus can stay on different surfaces. The answer that may disappoint many of us is “No.” We do not know how long the COVID-19 pathogen can linger on different surfaces.

Well, You Don’t Need To Worry Anymore As We Have Compiled This Exclusive List For Your Reference

Air— up to 3 hours.

Copper— up to 4 hours.

Cardboard— up to 24 hours.

Plastic— up to 3 days.

Stainless Steel— up to 3 days.

Glass / Metal— up to 9 days.

Keep Yourself Informed With This Infographic On How Long The Novel Coronavirus Can Survive On Different Surfaces

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We understand that this list might have horrified you. Coronavirus—an invisible enemy, can reach us through any of the discussed mediums. But that doesn’t mean we should start panicking. Remember, prevention is better than cure. You must remain calm, focus on taking preventive measures, and cleaning the surfaces around you. Don’t go outside until it’s an emergency. A small step taken towards safety can help us all stay away from this deadly virus.

Stay informed, save yourself and humanity as well.

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