Can COVID-19 live on surfaces?
Well, as I said before, it seems that the new coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to a few days. Of course, you can catch the virus if you touch something that has been touched before by an infected person. It is believed that public spaces are more likely to be contaminated, but it does not mean that your house can’t be in danger as well, especially after you have been sick. So, whether we are talking about your house or public areas, COVID-19 can actually live on surfaces.
“It is possible to become infected by touching surfaces or objects that have been contaminated with respiratory secretions from an infected person and then touching your own mouth, nose or eyes. Under most circumstances, the amount of infectious virus on any contaminated surfaces is likely to have decreased significantly by 24 hours but regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces will help reduce the risk of infection,” said experts at Public Health England to Homesandproperty.co.uk.