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Do you know how many hours COVID-19 survives on the skin? Japanese researchers make important discovery about the virus and come up with strong call for all citizens

Do you know how many hours COVID-19 survives on the skin? Japanese researchers

The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers say, while calling for maximum hygiene and frequent hand washing.

According to a study published in the Clinical Journal of Infectious Diseases, it is noted that the pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours, write foreign media.

"9-hour survival of SARS-CoV-2 in human skin may increase the risk of contact transmission by accelerating the pandemic."

As soon as the study supports calls for regular hand washing to limit coronavirus transmission.

“Longer survival of SARS-CoV-2 in the skin increases the risk of contact transmission; however, careful hand hygiene can reduce this risk, ”explain the Japanese researchers.