Virus that causes COVID-19 survives up to 28 days on surfaces, Australian scientists find | ABC News

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    Australian researchers have discovered the virus which causes COVID-19 can survive for much longer than previously thought. They’ve found while the virus could stay alive on most surfaces for up to seven days before losing potency on others including glass it could remain infectious for a month. Subscribe:

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