Coronavirus Survives On Surfaces For 28 Days

Coronavirus Survives On Surfaces For 28 Days

Spotlight

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

1st ARISE Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting Focused On Business Resilience

ARISE Philippines discusses the need to focus on key priority areas in its advocacies on disaster risk reduction in its first virtual Annual General Membership Meeting.

The novel coronavirus survives on surfaces for 28 days, a study by Australian national science agency has found.

“To improve our understanding of how this new virus behaves, our researchers studied the survival rates of infectious SARS-CoV-2 [COVID-19], dried in an artificial mucous solution, on six common surfaces,” the researchers at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) said on Monday.

The research carried out at the CSIRO found that the virus was “extremely robust at 20°C [68F]”.

“We were able to recover infectious material after 28 days from the smooth [non-porous] surfaces,” it said, adding that the experiment was conducted at three different temperatures, 20C [68F], 30C [86F] and 400C [104F], with the relative humidity kept at 50 percent.

The researchers used stainless steel, glass, vinyl, paper and polymer banknotes, and cotton cloth as surfaces during the study.

“These are examples of high contact surface areas such as glass on touchscreens and stainless-steel doorknobs,” the study said.

“A droplet of fluid containing the virus at concentrations similar to levels observed in infected patients was dried on multiple small test surfaces and left for up to 28 days. At various time periods, the virus was recovered and placed in tissue culture cells to observe if any infectious virus remained,” the study added.

Temperature affects how virus behaves

The study also found length of time the infectious virus was able to survive in different temperature zones.

“At 30°C [86F] infectious virus did not survive beyond seven days on stainless steel, money [polymer banknotes] and glass. However, on vinyl and cotton cloth, infectious material was not detectable beyond three days,” it said.

However, the virus was inactivated much faster at 40°C (104F), it said.

“Our knowledge that the virus survives longer at colder temperatures may also help to explain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in environments such as meat processing facilities,” the researchers said. (PNA)

Exes Look Back At What Went Wrong: ‘The Hows of Us’ And ‘Exes Baggage’ Now On Netflix

Get ready for a feels trip, these blockbusters are now streaming on Netflix!

Globe Launches First-Ever Shareable Data Promo With SHARE&SURF249

Because sharing is caring, Globe now allows you to consume your data with your friends for up to 10GB!

Juana Manahan Yupangco Advocates Healthy Eating With ‘Mesa Ni Misis’ Cookbook

Local veggies take center stage in the "Mesa Ni Misis" affordable recipes!

Quiapo Church Introduces Mobile App

The Quiapo Church goes digital! This newly launched app will help devotees attend mass virtually and deliver their prayer intentions. Will you be using it?

SMC Rolls Out Bicycle Program For Employees, RSA Urges Motorists To Safely Share The Road

The bicycle program rolled out by San Miguel Corporation allows employees to purchase a unit for around P2,000 to P3,000 that they can then pay for with no interest for twelve months.

51 Cooperatives Formed Through DSWD’s Livelihood Program

DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista lauds cooperatives for providing the much-needed employment and training during the pandemic.

50 ‘COVID-Busters’ Deployed In Catanduanes Town

A total of 50 newly hired contact tracers of the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Bicol have been deployed to Virac town in Catanduanes province to help in the continuous fight against the COVID-19.

Cops Told To Consult With LGUs On Travel Protocols

The Joint Task Force Covid Shield orders all police commanders to coordinate with their respective LGUs regarding travel protocols as the country gradually reopens the economy.

Social Media To Promote Native Chicken Raising In Eastern Visayas

Pa-mine? The Department of Agriculture is eyeing to use social media to advocate the production of native breeds of chicken in Eastern Visayas.

NoCot Beefs Up Drive Against Measles

Health authorities in North Cotabato is slated to intensify their campaign against measles following the higher number of cases recorded from January to October this year compared to the same period last year.