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Covid19 Can Survive On Phone Screen, Currency Notes For Upto 28Days, See Why- Study

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The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 can survive on banknotes, mobile phone screens, and stainless steel for up to 28 days under laboratory conditions, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Australia’s National Science Agency who said the finding reinforced the need for disinfecting surfaces and washing hands.

Until now, laboratory tests showed SARS-Cov-2 could survive for between two and three days on glass, currency notes and glass, and a maximum of 6 days on stainless and plastic.

The researchers said that at room temperature, the virus was particularly “robust,” surviving on glass surfaces such as a phone screen and on plastic banknotes but was less robust on porous surfaces such as cotton. The study was carried out in the dark as research has shown that ultraviolet light can kill the virus. The coronavirus also survived for fewer days at temperatures exceeding 30 or 40 degrees Celsius.

Australia’s National Science Agency’s chief executive, Dr Larry Marshall noted: “Establishing how long the virus really remains viable on surfaces enables us to more accurately predict and mitigate its spread, and do a better job of protecting our people.”

In April, the World Health Organisation, WHO, had said that the coronavirus could survive for 72 hours on plastic and steel and 24 hours on cardboard. But experts say people are more likely to contract the virus from someone an infected person through sneezing, coughing, and talking close to each other rather than from a surface. According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, in rare cases, the coronavirus can linger in the air for hours and infect people more than two metres apart.

According to the research published in Virology Journal similarly discovered that SARS-Cov-2 remained alive at a shorter live span under hotter temperatures than cooler temperatures; it became non-infectious in 24 hours at 40C on some surfaces. Previous research has proven that the virus might be infectious in airborne particles for over three hours but did not confirm the extent to which it can spread through surfaces like banknotes and touchscreens.


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Sanwo-Olu Visits 28 Injured EndSARS Protesters, Reacts To Killings (Photos)

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At least 28 people were injured on Tuesday when soldiers shot at #EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

The state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a series of tweets on Wednesday, although he was silent on the number of fatalities.

He made the disclosure shortly after he visited the victims who sustained various degrees of gunshot wounds as a result of the action of the soldiers.

Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that the injured victims were receiving medical treatment across three hospitals in the state.

According to him, 10 victims are being treated at the General Hospital, 11 at Reddington, and four hospitalised at Vedic medical facility.

The governor confirmed that the victims sustained mild to moderate levels of injuries, but two were receiving intensive medical care.

He added that three patients have so far been discharged from the hospital, while 25 others were on admission at the time of this report.

On why it took him long to react to the shooting, Governor Sanwo-Olu said he had to prioritise the welfare of the victims of the unfortunate incident.

“This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger,” he said.

The governor also gave an assurance that the state government would continue to monitor and ensure that all the injured victims were given the best care.

See his tweets below/photos:


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President Trump Fully Recovers From Covid19, Tests Negative

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President Donald Trump of the United States Of America has tested negative for the Novel coronavirus, his doctor SEAN CONLEY said on Monday, as President Trump returns to campaign rally across the states

”In response to your inquiry regarding the President’s most recent COVID_19 tests

I can attest to the honorable members of the press and the Great people of America that The President (Trump) has tested Negative

On consecutive days using the Abbott Binaxnow Antigen Card. Said Conley

Doctor Sean Conley while briefing the press on the meme, he said that the test was taken ”In context with the additional clinical and laboratory data procedures

So Trump is no longer infectious with COVID_19 Conley

With the election in just 3 weeks to go, President Trump has fully resumed his campaign and was seen boarding the Air Force One Plane to Sanford Florida


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Coronavirus can cause male infertility —Study

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Coronavirus infection may lead to infertility in men even if they only suffer a mild form of the disease. This development came about after an Israeli study found that the sperm counts of infected men halved 30 days after they were diagnosed with COVID-19.

The study conducted at the Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, also alleged sperm motility—or its ability to move by itself—was also hampered. But scientists insist the truth on whether Covid-19 permanently damages fertility is still unclear and that even flu causes a temporary drop in sperm counts.

According to the report in the journal of Fertility and Sterility, the claims that the changes were seen in men with mild cases did not address how many people were involved.

Scientists studying the effect of coronavirus on fertility have made similar claims in the past, but doctors insist reports of men having lower sperm counts are likely down to them having had a fever which is a tell-tale symptom of coronavirus, which makes it harder for the body to produce sperm. They also argue that production can bounce back after an infection has passed.

Professor Allan Pacey, an andrologist at the University of Sheffield and former chair of the British Fertility Society said coronavirus may cause a temporary drop in sperm production. But it is not confirmed whether or not the effect could be long-lasting, harming the fertility of men.

Pacey said people who get coronavirus are probably quite unwell, and that even influenza will cause a decline in sperm count temporarily, but that the question is whether it is permanent and whether it is recoverable. Research is yet to reveal whether long-term damage can be caused to testicles by coronavirus, and it could take several years before scientists have the answer.

Previous research has indicated, however, that any damage caused to the testes by an infection is not long-term. Pacey cautioned against the finding in the new Israeli research that coronavirus can damage cells in the testicles responsible for making semen and the male hormone testosterone.

Vanguardngr.com


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