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Are express deliveries source of COVID infections in Shanghai?

Express deliveries are the source of the rapid COVID spread in Shanghai. Many couriers tested positive.

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai | | Updated: 2022-04-06 11:12
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A deliveryman rides a motorbike to deliver takeaways in Minhang district of Shanghai, March 31, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rumor: Express deliveries are the source of the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Shanghai. Many couriers have tested positive for the virus.

Fact: All postal express employees in Shanghai undergo nucleic acid tests as well as antigen self-tests on a regular basis and no cases related to express deliveries have been found, said Shanghai Municipal Postal Administration on Tuesday.

All courier parcels are given a thorough disinfection before they are delivered, according to official documents.

During the city's latest COVID-19 screenings, parcels are being delivered in a contactless manner. Couriers must wear protective gear, and residents should also take personal precautions when handling express parcels.

Jiang Ziyi contributed to this story.

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