Check out how long coronavirus can stay on mobile phones:
Smartphones are an important part of our everyday life. Though, with the given spread of the novel coronavirus, the worst part of using a smartphone is that we don’t know how many surfaces or parts of the body it can be exposed to. With medical professionals around the world advising people to avoid touching their faces, several concerns about smartphones being exposed to the virus have surfaced.
So, how long the coronavirus stay on a smartphone?
As per a study of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the original SARS-CoV virus could remain on the glass surface for up to 96 hours or four days. It was also stable on stainless steel and hard plastic surfaces for up to 72 hours or three days.
The recent study carried out by the National Institutes of Health in the US finds that the current novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can live on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces for up to three days. In addition, it also said the coronavirus could last on copper for around four fours and cardboard surfaces for about 24 hours.
So, coronavirus can stay on glass for up to four days. So, it is important to disinfect and clean your devices before using them:
Check out how to disinfect the mobile phone here.