New coronavirus remains in the air for hours, on surfaces for days: study

US researchers report the virus remains viable after someone sneezes or coughs for at least three hours
Reuters Health
Disinfecting a bus
A bus is disinfected of SARS-CoV-2 in the Ukraine.

SARS-CoV-2 can remain viable and infectious in droplets in the air for hours and on surfaces up to days, according to a new study.

US scientists attempted to mimic the virus deposited from an infected person onto everyday surfaces in a household or hospital setting, such as through coughing or touching objects.