Are packages from China safe from coronavirus?


According to the CDC, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks. — 123rf.com

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted on its website that there is no evidence to support the transmission of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) associated with imported goods, with no such cases in the United States so far.

“There is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures, ” it said on its FAQ (frequently asked questions).

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