Tuesday 24 November 2020 - 10:43:22 am

No evidence of COVID-19 spreading through mail or parcels: WHO


WASHINGTON, 16th April 2020 (WAM) --- Experts have adressed the concerns about spread of the pandemic through mail and parcels.

There is no evidence that the new coronovrius, COVID-19, is spreading through mail or parcels, Associated Press quoted the World Health Organisation and US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention as saying on Thursday.

Mostly COVID-19 is spread from droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, which are inhaled by people nearby.

Health experts say the risks are very low that COVID-19 will remain on envelopes or packages and infect anyone who handles them. It is still a good idea to wash hands thoroughly and regularly and avoid touching face after handling deliveries, said the AP report.

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