Coronavirus can survive on frozen meat, fish for 3 weeksChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 31, 2020
The coronavirus is able to survive for up to three weeks on frozen meat and fish, according to a new study that was posted on BioRxiv.
Coronavirus can survive Frozen meat
In concluding the surprising findings, the researchers inoculated 500 individual cubes of salmon, chicken, and pork from supermarkets in Singapore with a large dose of SARS-CoV-2 viral particles.
The different meats were then stored in temperatures that simulated those in which food is transported between countries—39.2 degrees Fahrenheit for standard refrigeration and minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit for freezing.
The researchers discovered that even after three weeks had passed, the virus was still present on the samples. ■