SARS-CoV-2 the cause of Covid-19, has been shown to survive on some surfaces for up to 16 hours, making it important to regularly disinfect your home.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends daily disinfection for frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches and countertops.
Products containing bleach, alcohol or hydrogen peroxide are the best at killing off germs.
“Each disinfecting chemical has its own specific instructions. But an
important general rule is that you shouldn’t immediately wipe a cleaning
solution off as soon as you’ve applied it to a surface. Let it sit
there long enough to kill viruses first,” - Donald Schaffner, Professor and extension specialist in food science.