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Catching COVID-19 through commercial goods extremely unlikely: WHO

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No known cases of transmission through paper products



The World Health Organization confirms that potential transmission of COVID-19 through commercial goods is extremely low. Newsprint – due to its porous nature – is particularly safe.

There are no known cases of transmission through paper products. SaltWire Network uses automated packaging with very low-levels of touch and finished bundles are strapped and wrapped to reduce human contact.

This means you can continue to read your daily paper or flyer package with peace of mind.

The International News Media Association has looked at the scientific research behind surface-based transmission of the coronavirus — notably through newsprint and paper products. The evidence is overwhelming: no transmissions, porous surfaces are safe, and newsprint is safest because of the sterility of ink and paper processes.


This screen-grab shows one answer of the many available on the WHO website.
This screen-grab shows one answer of the many available on the WHO website.

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