Researchers from De Montfort University in Leicester, Britain, were able to find out the length of time during which the emerging corona virus can remain effective on clothes.
A study conducted by a team of university scientists found that “Covid-19” and similar strains of viruses are able to remain effective on clothes to transmit infection for a period of time up to 72 hours..
According to the British newspaper “Daily Star”, the study dealt with the effectiveness of the coronavirus on three types of fabrics common in the manufacture of clothing for health care workers..
The researchers pointed out that polyester is the most dangerous fabric for transmitting infection, as the virus was still able to transmit the disease to other surfaces after three days.
The scientists said that the virus remained active on clothes made entirely of cotton for 24 hours, while this period decreased for fabrics that contain polyester and cotton together for six hours..
The researchers recommended that all clothes should be washed in washing machines at high temperatures, calling for avoiding contact with any other surfaces before washing them, in anticipation of the transmission of infection.