Amidst the spread of COVID-19, health officials have reinforced the importance of washing your hands the correct way. But the coronavirus can also live on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass, or plastic, for up to nine days, as reported by a 2020 study review by German researchers.
And what's an inanimate surface made of? Metal, glass, and plastic that you pick up frequently during the day and sometimes hold close to your face, like your cell phone. The coronavirus can live on your cell phone for up to 9 days!