New Australian research has found the virus that causes COVID-19 can remain infectious on surfaces such as phone screens and banknotes for up to 28 days, much longer than previously thought.
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Researchers say the virus begins to deteriorate after seven days, but is still potent enough on surfaces such as glass and stainless steel to infect people two weeks later.
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