CORONAVIRUS ON DOOR HANDLES
Scientists confirm that Coronavirus can survive on door handles for up to nine days!
Scientists have finally discover why the Wuhan strain of coronavirus is spreading so rapidly – it can survive on door handles for up to 9 days, more than four times longer than the flu virus. This new research has drastic implications for public health – but we can help!
Prof Kampf, of the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine at Greifswald University Hospital, said “Surfaces that are frequently touched are most likely to be harbouring the highly contagious disease - especially in hospitals and public toilets”.
To put this in context, flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces and infect another person for 24 to 48 hours.
Fortunately Purehold’s range of hygienic door handle solutions can help reduve the spread of bacteria and viruses and should be encouraged in all public buildings (i.e. Hospitals, Schools, GP surgeries, Food Factories, Care Homes, Cruise Ships etc).