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Novel coronavirus survives 28 days on glass, currency, Australian researchers find

Published on 12 Oct 2020 6:43:49 PM

The virus that causes Covid-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus, Australian researchers said on Monday (Oct 12), highlighting the need for cleaning and handwashing to combat the virus.

Findings from the study done by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, appear to show that in a very controlled environment the virus remained infectious for longer than other studies have found.

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