New research shows that the COVID-19 coronavirus is stable for hours to days in aerosols and on surface.
This study was carried out by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and published in The New England Journal of Medicine. According to the research, the droplets from a cough from a person with the virus can be stable for up to three hours. Depending on environmental factors, the droplets can remain suspended in the air.
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