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Fuel pump handles riddled with bacteria could become hotbed for Coronavirus, says experts

Fuel pump handles riddled with bacteria could become hotbed for Coronavirus, says experts 1

A recent report found 71 percent of petrol station pumps contain huge amounts of bacteria in a major warning to road users.

Mark Tongue added: “At this critical time, we’d urge drivers to disinfect their hands after visiting the petrol pumps and be sure not to touch your face after doing so.

“Studies have shown that the Coronavirus can survive on surfaces, without a human host, for an average of four to five days.

“In some cases, it can persist on surfaces, and remain infectious at room temperature, for up to nine days.

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