The highest activity of the virus was recorded at a temperature of about +4 ° C. Under such conditions and in the absence of disinfection, the activity of COVID-19 decreases only after two weeks.

At the same time, the virus is not able to tolerate high temperatures, it is deactivated for five minutes at +70 ° C.

It was also found that on paper the virus can remain for about three hours, on clothes and processed wood - up to two days, on glass - up to four days. At the same time, the virus lasted on plastic for up to seven days.

Earlier, the Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia developed a treatment regimen for COVID-19 based on the antimalarial drug Mefloquine.