Coronavirus survives for 28 days on banknotes, phones
New findings have revealed that the coronavirus can be infectious on surfaces such as currency notes, mobile phones and stainless steel for 28 days.
Researchers of Australia’s national science agency said that COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for longer than thought before. The experiment in this study was conducted in the dark area of a laboratory.
However, some health experts have expressed reservation on transmission of coronavirus from surface in real life.
The viral disease mostly transmits through small particles which emit when one sneezes, coughs or talks. The disease can also transmit through the particles hanging in the air. Possibility of transmission of the disease through surface exists, but it is very less likely, according to the US Centres for Disease Control.
385 more people tested Covid positive after the tests of 26,951 over the last twenty-four hours in Pakistan on Monday.
According to the latest statistics, the contagion claimed lives of 10 more people during the last twenty-four hours.
The figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 304,185. There are now 8,552 active cases in the country.