The disturbing amount of time coronavirus can live on your phone screen

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The disturbing amount of time coronavirus can live on your phone screen

The public wants a surefire way to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus, but health experts urge that the best practice is to follow good hygiene patterns. Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds, cover your mouth when you cough; these are all recommendations that we have heard our whole lives. But here’s a technique most people (or, at least, the older generations) may have not been told as a child: wipe down your cell phone screen with antibacterial wipes to get rid of germs.This is especially true for the coronavirus outbreak. It’s more important than ever to make sure you wipe down surfaces you come into contact frequently — and we’re willing to bet that your phone is a surface you come into contact with pretty frequently.

The virus, which travels quickly, is spread through droplets that can travel as far as three to six…

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