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Coronavirus 'does not spread easily' by touching surfaces or objects, CDC now says. But it still 'may be possible'.

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The CDC says COVID-19 "does not spread easily" on contaminated surfaces or objects, nor by animal-to-human contact, or vice versa.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer considers “surfaces or objects” to be a major threat as far as the spread of coronavirus.

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