Coronavirus: the Ministry of health forbids to receive a parcel from AliExpress and eat bananas

Коронавирус: Минздрав не запрещает получать посылки с AliExpress и есть бананы

Fears of the deadly coronavirus ravaging in China, did not affect the rules relating to imports from Asian countries.

According to the representative, at present “no problem” with the import of Chinese goods, reports Alаrabiya.

“Given the customs checks carried out as exporting countries and importing countries, while there is no scientific evidence that the products imported from China may contain the new coronavirus. It is believed that Chinese products are safe for use,” – said the representative of the Embassy of China in Saudi Arabia Hairdryer Kai.

In Western social networks, some users are calling to boycott Chinese goods, as consumers fear that the virus can be transmitted through contact with products imported from the Asian giant.

The world health organization (who) and the Ministry of health of Ukraine did not give recommendations to abandon the use of bananas and parcel with the Chinese trading platforms, such as AliExpress, to prevent the spread and infection of Chinese coronavirus, said the Director General of public health Directorate of the Ministry of health Andriy Skipalsky.

“The main recommendation hand hygiene and avoid contact with people with symptoms of SARS and follow the rule “ill – stay home”. No recommendations not to eat bananas, to opt out of receiving parcels from AliExpress,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, commenting on the information disseminated in social networks.

Skipalsky also stressed that the who did not give recommendations to refuse travel.

For its part, acting Director General of the Centre for public health (CHP) of Ukraine Igor Kuzin noted that the Chinese coronavirus is not stable and is not stored in the external environment more than 2-3 days, so the virus is not transmitted through the shipment of goods from China.

He noted that, according to who recommendations, trade with China is not stopped. The CHP representative said that the international airport “Borispol” (Kiev region) were strengthened sanitary-epidemiological control. Acting Director General of the Ministry also noted that additional measures for disease control and temperature scrinia only apply to direct flights from China.