How long does the virus survive in the air and on surfaces? Latest Covid-19 updates from WHO

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SPIRAC is continuously monitoring the latest updates to this outbreak. 

Our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of all staff members and customers. Secondly, our focus is on how we continue to operate our business and deliver essential services to all of our customers. We have implemented precautionary measures to protect our people and make sure we can continue the operation of our offices and workshops, and minimizes the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community.

It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).

If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.