Scientists in India have determined that Covid-19 can survive on surfaces such as glass and plastic for a long time.
In the study published in the journal Physics of Fluids, researchers conducted research on how long the corona virus can stay on porous and non-porous surfaces.
‘STAYS LIVE FROM FOUR DAYS TO SEVEN DAYS’
Researchers found that Covid-19 stays between three hours and two days on porous surfaces such as paper and fabric, while on glass, plastic and stainless steel it can stay for four days to seven days.
While it has been determined that the porous surfaces are less suitable for the survival of the corona virus due to the breathability, Sanghamitro Chatterjee from the Indian Institute of Technology, who led the study, said, “It is very important to use fabric materials to reduce the risk of infection.”
Stating that the places where people like hospitals and offices frequently go are covered with glass and stainless steel, Chatterjee said, “We recommend that these types of places be covered with fabric material”.
‘SCHOOL DESKS CAN BE COVERED WITH FABRIC’
Stating that the risk of corona virus can be reduced by covering the seats in places such as shopping malls, restaurants, airport waiting rooms, the scientist said, “We recommend that the desks be covered with fabric in order to return students to education under safer conditions” as schools start to open.