Potential Corona Virus Spread Through Purchasing Goods From China

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Hello Doctor, I want to ask. can the Corona virus spread through goods purchased from China? I often shop online and worry if I have to shop for personal items such as cosmetics from China. Please help. thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Inyong,

Thank you for the question.

The spread of Coronavirus infections that can be deadly lately indeed often causes concern. Considering this virus originates from China, not a few people are afraid to overdo it, including when giving goods from that country. Then the question is, is contact with goods sent from China can increase you infected with Coronavirus?

Coronavirus can be transmitted from human to human usually through inhalation or ingestion of airway droplets from sufferers, such as when he sneezes, coughs, spits, or speaks at close range. It could also, transmission occurs indirectly, through contact with objects contaminated with a patient's airway droplet, for example if you exchange eating utensils, wipe hands, or shake hands.

So far, Coronavirus transmission through inanimate objects sent via packages as you mentioned is considered to be very minimal in potential to cause Coronavirus transmission. Because, most items sent from China are usually quite long delivery time (days), so the possibility of the virus to survive is very small. As a precautionary measure, there are also many package delivery agencies that have specifically protected their shipment to avoid this virus, for example by spraying a disinfectant or giving a special cover.

Therefore, referring to these statements, then you don't need to worry too much. Simply increase your endurance so that you are not easily infected with the virus, i.e. by regular breaks, exercising diligently, eating a variety of healthy and nutritious foods, drinking lots, not smoking, and not carelessly exchanging personal items with others.

Hope this helps ...

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