Coronavirus Can Survive For a MONTH On Your Phone Screens


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How often do you clean your smartphone?

Researchers in Australia say the novel coronavirus can survive for nearly a month on some surfaces - including smartphones.

The virus remained infectious for up to 28 days on smooth surfaces like glass, stainless steel, or plastic, including smartphone screens and credit cards.

By comparison, the Influenza A virus survives only 17 days.

Scientists say it reinforces the importance of hand-washing and disinfecting to stop the spread of COVID-19.