Articles by NCBI and the Journal of Hospital Infection prove that the coronavirus may persist on the surfaces and can be spread through newspapers.
Information published by PubMed Central (NCBI) states that paper currency could lead to the spread of nosocomial infections, banknotes recovered from hospitals are highly contaminated and some of the viruses can be transmitted through the exchange of currency.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has answered an FAQ about the survival period of the virus by stating that it is not certain how long the novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces. It adds that studies suggest that it can persist on any surface for a few hours or up to several days varying under the environment condition.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.