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Smartphone users advised to disinfect devices amid COVID-19 outbreak
Updated: 2020-03-23 05:59:25 KST
Smartphones have become a modern-day necessity.
On average, Americans touch their smartphones more than 26-hundred times per day, …or every 33 seconds.
Regardless of how well you wash your hands, …if your smartphone is dirty, your hands can easily become contaminated again.

According to the World Health Organization, SARS, considered to be same type of virus as COVID-19, …can survive on cement walls for 36 hours and 72 hours on plastic.
On glass surfaces, like smartphone screens, the virus can last up to 96 hours.
This is why it's important for smartphone users to sterilize their devices.
Waterproof smartphones can be rubbed with a soapy cloth then rinsed with water.
Phones that are not waterproof can be cleaned using disinfectant wipes.

While it's best to disinfect your smartphone as often as you wash your hands, …quarantine experts recommend cleaning your device at least three times a day.
Park Se-young, Arirang News.
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