Can I get coronavirus from Aliexpress (China) package?
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Coronavirus is everywhere. When you turn on your TV, turn on the radio, open social networks, news on the Internet! The media has already caused such panic that people on the Internet are asking if they can get infected through a shipment from China (Aliexpress). We have seen a lot of questions on social networks, so we decided to write this article and perhaps calm you down.
Information on the current incidence of Chinese coronavirus can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health. This type of new coronavirus 2019-nCoV appeared in 2019 in Wuhan, China.
Coronavirus is transmitted from person to person after close contact, which lasts for a long time. It is a so-called droplet infection that is transmitted by air. Most often it affects the mucous membranes of the upper and lower airways (see Ministry of Health).
Can I get infected through a package from China?
We have found a few comments regarding a possible coronavirus infection via a shipment from China.
“Respiratory viruses on objects survive only for a very short time, so they certainly will not survive the journey from China,” says Professor Ladislav Machala from the Department of Infectious Diseases at Prague Hospital .
“No, because China is far away. These objects travel for several weeks, the virus cannot survive that long. The length of survival depends mainly on the conditions – whether it is wet, dark and on what surface it is, because it is easier to survive on plastic than on metal. in case of this virus it is a matter of hours – it can survive several hours on the surface, but not several days, ”says epidemiologist Zoran Radovanovic
Statement of the Ministry of Health Czech Republic
“There is nothing to worry about. Coronavirus 2019-nCoV is transmitted in the same way as other respiratory diseases, the easiest transmission from human to human by droplet infection. The virus does not survive outside the human body for more than a few hours.”
If you want to participate in the discussion of coronavirus and the probability of infection through Aliexpress packages, check out these groups:
ALIEXPRESS – VŠE SKLADEM – zkušenosti, jak nakupovat na Ali (Czech Republic)
“Hello, I want to ask if you are afraid to take the package when there is a dangerous virus in China. Personally, I am a little scared. What do you want? Have a nice day” asked Aliexpress – VŠETKO NA SKLADE, skúsenosti s nakupovánim na Aliexpress. Some people share her concerns, but others refute them. See for yourself in the group.
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