Researchers from Hong Kong found that coronavirus can live on the outer surface of the mask for up to seven days Thus, the wrong use of masks can be fatal. Check out this news here with Gurugamer.com. 

Wrong Use Of Masks Can Be Fatal

According to recent research of scientists from Hong Kong University, the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 can stay on masks for 7 days. They also found that this virus can live on stainless steel and plastic surfaces for four days. These scientists also reported that many household cleaners can kill this virus.

Touch The Outer Surface Of Marks Can Make You Get
Touch the outer surface of marks can make you get the infection

Their study was posted in the medical journal The Lancet on April 2nd. It unveiled other information about the nature of the virus SARS-CoV-2. The report also mentioned some methods to prevent the spread of this deadly virus.

Dont Touch The Ouside Of The Mask When Removing It
Don't Touch The Outside Of The Mask When Removing It

They concluded that the virus SARS-CoV-2 can live in a favorable environment. However, we can kill it with certified household disinfectants. 

Coronavirus Can Live On Masks For A Week

Researchers also studied the time this virus stays on different surfaces at room temperature. It can stay in less than 3 hours on toilet papers and papers, over a day on clothes and wax wood. Moreover, it can stay on paper money and glass for 3 - 4 days, on stainless steel and plastic for 4 - 7 days. 

How To Put On And Put Off Face Masks Correctly
How To Put On And Put Off Face Masks Correctly

Significantly, they noticed that coronavirus can live on masks for seven days. That’s why we must avoid touching the outer surface of the mask after using it. If we touch the outer surface of the mask, the virus can stick to our hands. Then, the virus can enter your body when you touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. Therefore, the wrong use of masks can be fatal.