Researchers have shown that the coronavirus can survive for up to 28 days on surfaces such as glass, steel and banknotes. Previous studies had only estimated this duration of persistence to be a few days. The risk of becoming infected by touching surfaces is therefore much greater. The researchers took their measurements at an ambient temperature of 20 ° C and air humidity of 50%.
However, the smartphone is undoubtedly one of the objects we touch the most throughout the day. To prevent it from becoming a virus nest, it is therefore important to clean regularly, especially at this time as the numbers for the pandemic are on the rise.
If possible, use a microfiber cloth slightly moistened with soapy water. Alternatively, you can also take a wipe impregnated with isopropyl alcohol, but at a rate of 70% maximum.
Source : Virology Journal