Coronavirus cure: The virus, which has so far killed at least 3,305 people, targets the respiratory system with flu-like symptoms and pneumonia – a disease known as COVID-19.
SARS-CoV-2 is most likely spread on tiny droplets of bodily fluids when coughing or sneezing, but also when talking and breathing.
Coronavirus studies also show the pathogen can likely survive on various surfaces for a few days, making it much more infectious.
But the virus can be stopped from spreading by spraying down surfaces with nanoparticles.
Professor Webster said: Even if it was on a surface, on someone’s countertop, or an iPhone, it doesn’t mean anything because it’s not the active form of the virus.”