Survival of Covid virus in environment? Confusion prevails

By Dr.Narendra Saini


SARS-CoV-2,Covid 19,Update
Cases : 37,755,013 deaths :1,081,508
US Cases 7,991,998 death 219695
India : Cases 7,120,538
death :109184
Brazil : cases 5,094,979 deaths : 150506 (worldometer)

Survival of Covid virus in environment? Confusion prevails
The findings from Australia’s national science agency suggest SARS virus can survive on surfaces such as banknotes, phone screens and stainless steel for 28 days when kept at 20C (68F), which is about room temperature, and in the dark.In comparison, the flu virus can survive in the same circumstances for 17 days.The study, published in Virology Journal, also found SARS-Cov-2 survived for less time at hotter temperatures than cooler temperatures; it stopped being infectious within 24 hours at 40C on some surfaces.Previous laboratory tests have found that SARS-Cov-2 can survive for two to three days on bank notes and glass, and up to six days on plastic and stainless steel.According to some experts, viruses are spread on surfaces from mucus in coughs and fresh mucus is a hostile environment for viruses as it contains lots of white cells that produce enzymes to destroy viruses and can also contain antibodies and other chemicals to neutralise viruses so can not survive that long.
face coverings (nose &mouth) should be part of new normal.
Smoking in any form at this time should be banned in public places as it may increase the spread of virus
Teamwork and feeling of openness is important for winning this Corona war

Dr Narendra Saini
Chairman Scientific
committee DMC
Chairman AMR committee IMA Hq
Past Sec Gen IMA
Director SAINI DIAGNOSTICS ICMR approved lab for RTPCR testing

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