Study shows that coronavirus can live in air for hours

Dr. Jen Ashton discusses how long the deadly virus can live on various surfaces and how to stay safe.
0:43 | 03/18/20

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Transcript for Study shows that coronavirus can live in air for hours
Back to your questions tonight and every night so let's get right to doctor Jan -- that new study out today Jan about how long corona virus lasts in the air exactly David's he'll take a look at these numbers out from The New England Journal of Medicine in laboratory settings they found three hours the particles can live in the air. Four hours on copper. Up to 24 hours on cardboard those boxes and two to three days on plastic and stainless steel so it reinforces. Clean those surfaces get a wipe it down down anytime you were not surprised the White House came out today on young people we've been reporting on this for days exactly so just because the most vulnerable group is in the older population it does not mean that young people are immune from this so everyone needs to take precaution. Jen thanks again we'll see you tomorrow night.

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