Novel coronavirus can stay 9 hours on human skin, a new study claims

Novel coronavirus can stay 9 hours on human skin, a new study claims

- A group of researchers has found out the novel coronavirus could possibly stay longer on the human skin

- The study revealed that the new coronavirus stayed longer on the skin than the influenza virus

- However, both viruses immediately became inactive within 15 seconds after alcohol was used

- The experts advised using sanitizers with at least 60-percent alcohol content and washing hands regularly

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A new study has found that the novel coronavirus can stay for many hours on human skin.

KAMI learned that the coronavirus stays longer on human skin than the influenza virus.

Novel coronavirus can stay 9 hours on human skin, a new study claims

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In a report by Reuters (authored by Nancy Lapid), the researchers conducted the study using cadaver skin. The influenza virus survived less than two hours on human skin, while the new coronavirus stayed for more than nine hours.

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However, both were viruses were totally inactivated within 15 seconds after using hand sanitizer with 80-percent alcohol.

As reported by Daily Mail UK (authored by Mary Kekatos), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised using alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60 up to 95-percent alcohol content or by washing hands regularly with any soap or water for 20 seconds.

The researchers noted that observing proper hand hygiene is important to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

According to the report of US News, the researchers also found out that using a face mask does not affect the flow of oxygen to the lungs, even those who have severe lung diseases.

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The Department of Health (DOH) recorded a total of 324,762 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of October 5, 2020.

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Earlier, another study claimed that mother’s milk could possibly help fight COVID-19. UNICEF encouraged mothers to feed their babies with their milk.

Meanwhile, Russia announced that it registered the first-ever vaccine to help put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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