Readers and online shoppers have been assured by health chiefs that it is safe to pick up a newspaper or package.
Concerns have been raised after questions surfaced whether flicking through a paper could transmit the Covid-19 disease to readers.
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However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has deemed it safe to receive packages such as newspapers, even from areas which have reported cases of coronavirus.
A statement from WHO said: “The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes Covid-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.”