According to the World Health Organization, there is no definite timeline on how long the SARS-COV-2 virus stays on surfaces. But like most coronaviruses, it can stay on surfaces for several hours up to days, depending on the condition such as temperature. If you suspect that a surface is infected, immediately clean it with a disinfectant like alcohol.
Is it safe to receive a package from a country with known COVID-19 cases?
Yes. The risk of contracting the virus from objects that have been transported is low.
If you think a surface is infected, clean it with basic household disinfectant then wash your hands with soap, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
Doremalen, N, et al. New England Journal of Medicine. March 2020. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2004973
Department of Health. COVID-19 FAQs.Retrieved from https://doh.gov.ph/COVID-19/FAQs
ActiveLink coordinates with your HMO provider on administrative concerns regarding your HMO policy. We help you resolve your HMO concerns from start to end of your HMO policy. By using this service, you are agreeing to ActiveLink's data privacy and consent provisions. Please click this link to find out more.