The coronavirus can adhere to stainless steel services for up to seven days, according to a new study, but it can also be obliterated with a splash of disinfectant. Photo: ShutterstockThe coronavirus can adhere to stainless steel services for up to seven days, according to a new study, but it can also be obliterated with a splash of disinfectant. Photo: Shutterstock
The coronavirus can adhere to stainless steel services for up to seven days, according to a new study, but it can also be obliterated with a splash of disinfectant. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus can stay on face masks for up to a week, study finds

  • Pathogen that causes Covid-19 is gone within three hours from surfaces like printing and tissue paper, but can last for days on banknotes, stainless steel and plastic, researchers from University of Hong Kong say
  • But virus is no match for household disinfectants, bleach or frequent hand washing with soap and water

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus can adhere to stainless steel services for up to seven days, according to a new study, but it can also be obliterated with a splash of disinfectant. Photo: ShutterstockThe coronavirus can adhere to stainless steel services for up to seven days, according to a new study, but it can also be obliterated with a splash of disinfectant. Photo: Shutterstock
The coronavirus can adhere to stainless steel services for up to seven days, according to a new study, but it can also be obliterated with a splash of disinfectant. Photo: Shutterstock
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