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Copper kills coronavirus as experts find bug only survives on metal for 4 hours

CORONAVIRUS can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces so cleaning regimes in homes, workplaces and hospitals have massively increased.

But now experts say that copper can actually kill germs itself – limiting the need for antibacterial wipes or sprays.

New research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that Sars-Cov-2 – the virus responsible for the coronavirus pandemic – could only survive on copper’s surface for four hours.

KEFI Minerals plc (LON:KEFI) is an exploration and development company focussed on gold and copper deposits, primarily in the highly prospective Arabian-Nubian Shield.

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