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New research on SARS-CoV-2 virus ‘survivability’

October 12, 2020

The research, undertaken at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong, found that SARS-CoV-2:

  • survived longer at lower temperatures
  • tended to survive longer on non-porous or smooth surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and vinyl, compared to porous complex surfaces such as cotton
  • survived longer on paper banknotes than plastic banknotes.

Results from the study, “The effect of temperature on persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces,” was published in Virology Journal.

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