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Is coronavirus transmitted from shipping package or grocery shopping?

According to the same study, COVID-19 coronavirus that caused its outbreak, on copper surfaces Up to 4 hours, on cardboard surfaces 24 hours, plastic and stainless steel surfaces 2-3 days it can be detected up to. However, the levels (amount) of the virus are rapidly decreasing. Half-Life of the virus on stainless steel and plastic surfaces respectively 5.6 hours and 6.8 Tuit was revealed to be a horse. The Half-Life is the period of time required for viral concentration to halve and then continue to fall.


In order for the virus to infect you from any package, the person carrying the package must be infected with COVID-19 and working despite limited symptoms. Let's say the person carrying the cargo doesn't wash his hands after wiping his nose and infecting your package with some viruses. Even under this assumption, after infecting the virus, the virus decreases in the time it takes until you receive the package at the door. In the worst-case scenario, the sick person picks up your package, arrives at your door, their hands touch your package, or sneezes at your package just before delivering it. Even in this assumption, which is unlikely to happen, this is the transmission chain can be broken.

Experts state this "Enough-Component Reason Model” explains with. Think of this model as slices of a cake. For the disease to occur, it is necessary that all decks of the cake coexist. The driver who is sick should sneeze/cough, the time between the passage of viral particles into the package and the delivery of the package is very short, you should touch the decontaminated spot, then touch your face or mouth without washing your hands. According to this assumption, having a virus on the package is a risk factor for you to become infected. But it alone is not enough to make you sick. The following measures can be taken to break the chain of transmission:

  • Package, on your doorstep leave a few hours or leave it on the inside of the door and wash your hands again.
  • If you continue to worry that the virus remains on the package, disinfectant you can delete the external package or open the external package and throw it into the Recycle Bin. (Then necessarily wash your hands.)

There are also simple measures to be taken to protect against coronavirus in grocery shopping:

  • Just shop when you need (about from other customers Dropping distance of 2 meters) and put the products you received in the shopping cart or cart.
  • When shopping keep your hands off your face and wash your hands as soon as you get home. Put away the products you bought and wash your hands again.
  • Only before using the products you purchased if you wait a few hours in addition, the number of viruses on packets is greatly reduced.
  • If you need to use any product you receive immediately and want to take extra precautions, pack a wipe with disinfectant.
  • Whole fruits and vegetables as usual wash it.

There is a risk of disease transmission from surfaces. We can never eliminate all risk; our goal is to eliminate this risk minima reduce because we will need to do grocery shopping or deliver cargo packages at certain December times. But if we know the basic precautions, including washing hands frequently, and take these precautions, the danger of viruses caused by the package brought by the driver who delivered the order, takeaways from the restaurant, or products purchased at the grocery store largely it decreases.


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