The virus that causes Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces.
When an infected person sneezes, the Corona Virus is detected in the air for up to three hours, up to four hours if germs fall on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days if the germs falls on plastic and stainless steel.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, MT along with many other scientists were involved in the research.
They were studying the differences between SARS-CoV-1(popularly called SARS in 2002) and SARS-CoV-2 popularly called Coronavirus which started late 2019, and recently became a pandemic
SARS-COV-1 similar to the raging Coronavirus broke out 2002/2003 from China and spread to many countries killing over 8000 people.
The study settled the virus on five environmental conditions – air, plastic, copper, cardboard and steel, the temperature of the experimental area was 21 to 23°C and relative humidity of pegged at 41%.
The experiment was allowed to sit for seven days
- On air- remained present for up to 3 hours
- On copper – remained present for up to 4 hours
- On cardboard – up to 24 hours
- Plastic – 2/3 days
- Stainless steal -2/3days
According to the research, the strength (titer value) of the virus decreases with time
That could explain why China is carrying out mass sterilization, wonder why Italy is not doing the same thing
On another note closer to home –
5 new cases of #COVID19 has been announced by the Nigerian CDC bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8 All 5 cases had a travel history to the UK/USA
Wash those damn hands after touching surfaces, isolate yourself if you are symptomatic, dont be a cheerful giver, follow every guide lines as shared multiple times on the internet. last last we go dey alright, we get agbo jedi jedi for Nigeria–
Herbal medicine IS NOT A CURE, but it definitely will strengthen our immunity and help the body fight. See references attached for further details @coronavirus on surfaces