Q.13 How long can the 2019-nCoV can survive on a dry surface?

There is currently no data available on stability of 2019-nCoV on surfaces. Data from laboratory studies on SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV have shown that stability in the environment depends on several factors including relative temperature, humidity, and surface type. WHO continues to monitor existing evidence around nCoV and will update when such evidence is available.

Air 3 hours
Copper 4 hours
Cardboard 24 hours
Stainless Steel 2-3 days
Polypropylene plastic 3 days

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