Can coronavirus be spread by touching packages shipped from China? Experts weigh in.

(Curated from — Worried about getting the coronavirusby touching products you ordered from China?

Medical experts say the risk of contracting the fast-spreading virus by opening boxes or touching packages that originated overseas is very small.

“I think it’s highly unlikely” that a person would be infected in this manner, said Dr. David Cennimo, an infectious disease specialist who teaches at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical Schoolin Newark.

Cennimo and other experts said even if a package shipped from China or somewhere else far away did have droplets containing coronavirus on it, it’s likely those droplets would…

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