New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces: SARS-CoV-2 stability similar to original SARS virus 

New research finds that the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. Scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

Source: New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces: SARS-CoV-2 stability similar to original SARS virus — ScienceDaily

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