Chinese scientists at the University of Hong Kong have discovered the temperature in which the emerging coronavirus is especially active, and the relevant data has been published on the specialized medical portal “medRxiv”.
The scientists said that the coronavirus remains very stable for a long time at a temperature of about four degrees in the absence of any purification, and its activity does not begin to decrease until after 14 days.
At the same time, they added, coronavirus cannot tolerate high temperatures and is destroyed at 70° C within five minutes.
Experts also discovered how long the coronavirus can remain resilient on the surface of different bodies. It stays on paper for three hours, on clothes and treated wood for two days, on glass up to four days, and on plastics up to 7 days.
The scientists noted that the virus could settle on the outer surface of medical masks for up to seven days, and called for a comprehensive and complete cleansing.
On March 11, the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak of the new coronavirus was a pandemic.
According to the latest data from the United Nations, more than 570,000 infections were recorded in the world, and more than 26,000 people have died.