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Can I get coronavirus from a package delivered from China

Date:5/26/2020 10:46:52 AM Hits:63
Can I get coronavirus from a package delivered from China?
Why your new purchase won’t make you sick?


Residents at the epicenter of China’s mysterious viral outbreak are quarantined. But their mailed shipments are not.  Does that pose a risk?
It’s a legitimate question — especially in California — because we import so many products from China.
But U.S. health officials said on Monday that there is no evidence to support the transmission of the new coronavirus through imported goods.

“In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Center for Disease Control’s Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a Monday morning press briefing.