2/7/2020, 5:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Coronavirus can live up to 9 days on surfaces - German scientists

Coronavirus is capable of living on the surfaces as long as nine days, remaining infectious, according to the group of German researchers. Scientists from Greifswald and Bochum claimed in their report released on Friday that its average lifetime is four to five days at room temperature.

"Cold and high humidity increase their lifespan even further," Günter Kampf from the Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine at the University Medical Center in Greifswald warned.

Earlier today, China's Agricultural University and Guangdong's Modern Agriculture Laboratory identified mammal animals named pangolins as intermediate coronavirus hosts as their study showed that 70% of pangolins tested for the infection were positive.

Breaking the News / GA