The survival time into the environment may differ by type of coronavirus. The SARS virus can survive up to one week under proper condition.
According to the “Direction générale de la santé” in France, this new COVID-19 may persist at the most a few days in moist environment.
Sea transported goods are safe as the transit time is long (an average of 3/4 weeks). By air, the risk is low as the cargo dried air compartments of aircrafts are not very favorable for viruses. But if the time for transit and administration takes 2 to 3 days, one can consider that the risk is not totally unsignificant. However, contact is low-contaminative as opposed to droplets expelled during coughing or sneezing.
As for desinfection tools for equipments: alcohol 70% or sodium hypochlorite (bleach).
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