MYTH: You can become infected with the new coronavirus by touching goods imported from China

This is not true. The World Health Organization says it is safe to use imported goods from China. That’s because while the virus can survive for hours or even days on some surfaces, the amount of virus decreases over time and any virus on the surface of imported goods would likely not be infectious by the time it arrived in a different country because of the time taken to transport the goods and the conditions along the way.