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Cleaning and disinfecting leaves no trace of virus on surfaces in clinic: Study


A hospital staff sanitizes the premisis inside the new covid hospital at Sector 39, on August 7, 2020 in Noida, India.

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A new study that tested multiple surfaces of a New Jersey oncology unit found no traces of the coronavirus, suggesting that strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols helped limit the virus’ spread at the height of the state’s outbreak. 

Researchers at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey collected 128 samples from surfaces deemed highest risk for the virus — including door handles, sinks and chairs — in a radiation oncology department at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to the study published…


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