Can you Get Coronavirus from Shopping Online? on Shopee or Lazada


Almost all of the items sold online by online stores like Lazada or Shopee are came from China, have you ever think if you could be infected by ordering one?

The answer is, its Highly unlikely, says CDC (Center for Disease Control)

According to the CDC, coronaviruses (such as SARS, MERS, and 2019-nCoV) have a history of poor survivability on surfaces, which is why:

“there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures.”

“Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of 2019-nCoV associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of 2019-nCoV in the United States associated with imported goods,” said the CDC on its website. Exposure to UV rays or sunlight is also likely to kill the virus.

You are most likely be infected by novel coronavirus if you come into contact with an infected person.

Coronavirus is transmitted most effectively by respiratory droplets through coughing and sneezing. You are most likely to catch the disease if you come into close contact with an infected person. According to the CDC, “close contact” means being two meters away from an infected person or being in a room or care area of a person with the disease for a long period of time while unprotected.

In Conclusion: Its a NO, your package probably doesn’t have coronavirus, nor likely to get one from Lazada nor Shopee or any where online, which surely disinfects shipments before sending them out to their buyers.

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