Online Shopping And Coronavirus : Guideline For Online buyers.
You are highly likely to have already heard about the rapid spread of Wuhan coronavirus. This is a new infection identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China.
Until recently, the Wuhan coronavirus had been called 2019-nCoV. However the World Health Organization has given an official name to a disease caused by the new type of coronavirus – it’s COVID-2019.
Can the Wuhan coronavirus be transmitted via parcels?
No, it can’t. None of coronaviruses can survive on objects and surfaces for a long time. Wuhan coronavirus is mainly transmitted from person to person, since the virus has to find a carrier.
Recently, the representative of WHO, in her interview, has commented on the situation concerning the Wuhan coronavirus. She said with complete confidence that people from other countries are not at risk when receiving a parcel from China.
This is because all the coronaviruses cannot survive on a surface like letters or parcels for a long period of time that is equal to the delivery time.
As medical experts explain, free access of oxygen and relatively high temperatures lead to the fast virus inactivation.
For example, when the outside temperature is higher than 68°F (20°C), a complete inactivation of 2019-nCoV takes about an hour. Meanwhile, the parcel delivery takes a week and more.
however adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.