New Delhi: A new study in Clinical Infectious Disease found that coronavirus can last 9 hours on skin if left undisturbed. The study suggests that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause covid can survive much longer than influenza A virus (IAV).
The report highlights the importance of hand hygiene as it is highly effective in neutralizing both the viruses by using hand sanitizer (with 80% alcohol) for 15 seconds. COVID-19 virus survives for more than nine hours on human skin when Influenza A virus can survive for two hours.
Researchers also conformed that the usage of face mask will not limit the flow of oxygen to the lungs, even in people with severe lung diseases.