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These are the everyday objects to be wary of touching as the coronavirus spreads, and how to adapt

Added 04-02-20 12:14:02am EST - “Here are the daily objects you should be wary of during the coronavirus pandemic, even if you can't operate without them.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “These are the everyday objects to be wary of touching as the coronavirus spreads, and how to adapt”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The coronavirus is mainly transmitted by droplets from the bodily fluids of people with the disease. The virus can survive this way on surfaces for a long time — which poses a challenge for everyday life.

Scientists still don't think surfaces are the main way the virus spreads, but it is possible to catch the virus by touching a surface with the virus there, then touching your face, according to the US CDC. 

England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries, told the BBC in March that the coronavirus can live on soft surfaces for 24 hours, and hard ones for 48 hours.

More recently, The Guardian reported on a new study by The New England Journal of Medicine from March 17. It found the coronavirus lasted on plastic and steel for up to 72 hours, cardboard for up to 24 hours, and copper for up to four hours. 

Here are the objects to be wary of, and what to do minimize the chance of catching the coronavirus. 

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