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Source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/how-long-covid-19-lives-on-surfaces image source: Business Insider

How long does the virus live on some surfaces?

Metal
Examples: doorknobs, jewelry, silverware.
5 days

Wood
Examples: furniture, decking.
4 days

Plastics
Examples: packaging like milk containers and detergent bottles, subway and bus seats, backpacks, elevator buttons.
2-3 days

Paper
Some strains of coronavirus live only a few minutes on paper, while others can live for up to 5 days.

Food and Water
Food Coronavirus doesn’t seem to spread through food exposure. Still, it’s a good idea to wash fruits and vegetables under running water before you eat them. Scrub them with a brush or your hands to remove any germs that might be on their surface. Wash your hands after you visit the supermarket. If you have a weakened immune system, you might want to buy frozen or canned produce. Water Coronavirus hasn’t been found in drinking water. If it does get into the water supply, your local water treatment plant filters and disinfects the water, which should kill any germs.