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


DUBAI – There is no evidence that coronavirus or Covid-19 can be spread through mail and parcels, according to experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

However, they said it is still a good idea to wash hands thoroughly and regularly and avoid touching face after handling deliveries.

“If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose,” WHO advised. ICA/WAM/Expat Media

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