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The impact of surfaces on COVID-19

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The results from a CSIRO study confirm that high-contact surfaces may pose a risk. These are the type of surfaces that have a significant number of different people touching them each day. They include bank ATMs, handrails, door handles, elevator buttons, supermarket self-serve check-outs and money.

While we can’t yet answer the likelihood of developing COVID-19 from surfaces, we do know the SARS-CoV-2 virus can’t penetrate skin. To catch the disease, you would first need to introduce the virus into your mouth, nose or eyes. CSIRO findings reinforce the message that you should avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and keep washing your hands.

https://blog.csiro.au/covid19-virus-surfaces/

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By Lynn Wood

13 October 2020



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