A customer hands a 20 Euro banknote to a vendor at a stall selling fruit and vegetables in Rome, Italy, earlier this month. Photo: Bloomberg A customer hands a 20 Euro banknote to a vendor at a stall selling fruit and vegetables in Rome, Italy, earlier this month. Photo: Bloomberg
A customer hands a 20 Euro banknote to a vendor at a stall selling fruit and vegetables in Rome, Italy, earlier this month. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus can survive on banknotes, phone screens for up to four weeks, study finds

  • SARS-CoV-2 was detected on smooth surfaces such as glass found on mobile phone screens and plastic banknotes after 28 days at room temperature
  • Survival on stainless steel at cooler temperatures may help explain outbreaks linked to meat processing and cold storage facilities, the researchers said

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A customer hands a 20 Euro banknote to a vendor at a stall selling fruit and vegetables in Rome, Italy, earlier this month. Photo: Bloomberg A customer hands a 20 Euro banknote to a vendor at a stall selling fruit and vegetables in Rome, Italy, earlier this month. Photo: Bloomberg
A customer hands a 20 Euro banknote to a vendor at a stall selling fruit and vegetables in Rome, Italy, earlier this month. Photo: Bloomberg
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