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Claim:

COVID-19 lasts on surfaces for 12 hours.

Answer:

It depends on the material and it can remain on certain surfaces for up to several days.

FURTHER INFORMATION

It appears to depend on the material, COVID-19 has been found to remain on surfaces for several days.

As stated in the New England Journal Of Medicine, researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Hamilton, Montana), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia), the University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California), and Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey) conducted various experiments and discovered that β€˜the virus can remain viable and infectious in aerosols for hours and on surfaces up to days’.

SOURCE

‘Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1’, The New England Journal of Medicine. April 16, 2020.

Origins of Claim

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FULL TEXT OF CLAIM

It is medically believed and checked that the Corona virus life at one place is 12 hours and the curfew is for 14 hours so the places or points of public contact areas where Corona may live and spread will be isolated and not be touched for 14 hours. This will break the chain of the virus spreading.

What we get after 14 hours will be a safe country. So it’s behind the idea behind. So self discipline and 100% voluntary self isolation will be beneficial to all and the country. Let’s all get together and follow this Janta curfew. In many countries they are adopting this is a military rule and are being fined if people don’t follow the curfew.

Here’s a very passionate appeal by the prime minister, let’s all support the appeal.

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