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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2954

How about newspaper reading during this crisis?

By Manjari Peiris

Dispelling the many unfounded rumors, that have spread along with the spread of the virus, that newspapers can lead to transmission of coronavirus, the information put out by the World Health Organization, one can infer that receiving and reading newspapers is safe.

According to WHO, it is safe to receive a package from any area where COVID-19 has been reported.

The WHO states that the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.

According to the World Health Organization: “The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low”.

Meanwhile the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that it quite unlikely that the novel coronavirus could spread through the give and take of newspapers.

- Asian T Tribune

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