How long can coronavirus survive on surfaces and still be infectious?
There’s a lot of debate about this, but I think the smart money is on around about 3 days.
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Coronavirus still detectable in sputum and stool after throat swabs become negative
People with COVID-19 may still test positive for coronavirus in their stool and sputum, even after pharyngeal swabs have become negative for the virus.
Can a person be infectious before showing symptoms of COVID-19?
There's no question that people can be infectious before they show symptoms of COVID-19. The question is for how long?
Novel coronavirus - COVID-19
Symptoms of COVID-19, caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus, include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Find out how to protect yourself.
What if I have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms?
What are the symptoms of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease, and what should you do if you have symptoms?
How can I protect myself from coronavirus?
Dr Norman Swan explains what you can do to minimise your chances of getting COVID-19.