News > Omicron survives much longer on plastic, skin than earlier coronavirus variants: Study

Omicron survives much longer on plastic, skin than earlier coronavirus variants: Study

National Herald | 26/01/2022 04:18 PM | Click to read full article

The Omicron variant of coronavirus can remain alive on the skin for over 21 hours, and more than eights days on plastic surfaces, which may be contributing to its faster spread compared to other strains, according to a study.

This study showed that Omicron has the highest environmental stability among VOCs, which might be one of the factors that have allowed the variant to replace the Delta variant and spread rapidly.