ADVANTAGES OF PAPER USAGE IN THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION
This is the amount of time coronavirus can stay active on hard, shiny surfaces for 72 hours. Think things like play equipment, door and public transport handles and your phone. The virus does degrade over tie, but you should avoid touching these surfaces in shared spaces, and if you can’t do that, avoid touching your face afterward before thoroughly washing your hands.
UP TO 24 HOURS
This is the amount of time it took for researchers to find no more viable traces of the virus on cardboard. This is also a good guide for other porous surfaces. Porous surfaces are much less likely to hold viable amounts of the virus.
We think the virus also spreads by touch. Hard, shiny surfaces such as plastic, stainless steel, benchtops, and likely glass can support infectious virus, expelled in droplets, for up to 72 hours. But the virus rapidly degrades during this time. On fibrous and absorbent surfaces such as cardboard, paper, fabric and hessian, it becomes inactive more quickly.