Studying Finding published in new England journal of Medicine on Tuesday, States about longevity of corona virus on different surfaces.

The scientists are affiliated to different laboratories in universities in the United States.It revealed that people may acquire the novel coronavirus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. As per the study, the virus can survive up to three days in different environments –

Following table gives the information :


Surface Longevity
Longevity of The Virus In The Air 3 Hours
Longevity of the virus on Plastic Up To 3 Days
Longevity of the virus on steel Up To 3 Days
Longevity of the virus on copper4 Hours
Longevity of the virus on cardboard24 Hours


James Lloyd-Smith is a co-author of the study and a UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. He said that that virus is quite transmissible through relatively casual contact. This makes this pathogen very hard to contain.

Lloyd-Smith advises to wash your hands before touching items that someone else has recently handled as it could be contaminated.