WHO says packages/letters from china are not at...

WHO says packages/letters from china are not at risk of contracting new coronavirus!

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Q: Is it safe to receive a letter or a package from China?
A: Yes, it is safe. People receiving packages from China are not at risk of contracting #2019nCoV.
From previous analysis, we know coronaviruses do not survive long on objects, such as letters or packages.

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Q: Am I at risk for novel coronavirus from a package or products shipping from China?

There is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and how it spreads. Two other coronaviruses have emerged previously to cause severe illness in people (MERS and SARS). 2019-nCoV is more genetically related to SARS than MERS, but both are betacoronaviruses with their origins in bats. While we don’t know for sure that this virus will behave the same way as SARS and MERS, we can use the information from both of these earlier coronaviruses to guide us. In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, 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. Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of 2019-nCoV associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of 2019-nCoV in the United States associated with imported goods. Information will be provided on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus website as it becomes available.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/fa...ml

Related Articles :
https://www.foxnews.com/health/packages-coronav...
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7961...
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/...
https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2020/...

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But how long do they survive?

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Harish.agarwal wrote:

But how long do they survive?

Minutes or Hours

The virus on materials they ordered would not survive such a trip. Outside the body, we believe this virus only survives on [an] object minutes to an hour or so, not the days it takes your goods to travel the globe,” Patricia A. Stinchfield, vice president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), told Fox News in an email. “As always after handling things, wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/packages-coronav...
Frozen Packages are still at risk AFAIK

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Good for buyers as well as sellers of AliExpress, banggood etc.

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As far as I remember my biology lessons, the virus is neither living nor dead, they can replicate/live only in a host body(like a human) once they leave the human body they eventually die ( in few hours, at least they cannot replicate after that)

This is one of the primary reasons most of the medicine is not effective against virus and the immune system can only defeat such cases.

In the case of bacterial infections, they can live independently, but the positive thing about that medicines are effective on that and can be easily cured. A scientist can also easily develop medicine for bacterial diseases like viral infections

There are some exceptions though.

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