UPS has an outbreak of infection, and 84 employees have been diagnosed. Will the package be contagious?
According to the global real-time statistics system for new coronary pneumonia data released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 6 pm Eastern Time on August 17, a total of 5,425,545 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia and 170,317 deaths have been reported across the United States. In the past 24 hours, 28,763 newly diagnosed cases and 383 new deaths were reported in the United States.
At the moment of the epidemic, the domestic conflicts in the United States, coupled with the continuous rise of large-scale demonstrations, have brought uncontrollable risks to the prevention and control of the epidemic in the United States.
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a total of 84 employees were infected with the new crown pneumonia virus in 10 UPS facilities in the country.
US "City News" reported that Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis pointed out that the UPS outbreak involved Los Angeles, Bell City, Gardena, Vernon, Cerritos, Xiuma, Van Nuys, etc. Facility, infected employees hold various positions, and no deaths have been reported so far.
He pointed out that there was a small-scale outbreak in UPS in June, involving ten employees. Investigators concluded that the infection was likely to come from the community rather than the workplace.
▲ 10 UPS service agencies in Los Angeles County report the new coronavirus outbreak
Davis said that at present, we continue to see outbreaks in manufacturing facilities, food processing facilities, and warehouse environments. Workers have gathered indoors for a long time and lack appropriate personal protective equipment. The epidemic management department of the Health Bureau and the team of environmental sanitation inspectors are busy running for spot checks. , To ensure that employers will make every effort to ensure the safety of employees.
He said: "If the workplace fails to provide proper protection measures, it is very likely that an epidemic will break out and cause deaths."
The epidemic also caused people to worry about whether packages and mail could spread the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus can survive on some surfaces for a short time, but it is unlikely to be spread through mail, products or packages.
Most studies have also shown that the main way of transmission of the new crown pneumonia virus is droplet transmission. People are infected by touching surfaces or objects contaminated by the virus, and then touching their mouth, nose and eyes.
Davis advises people to wash their hands and disinfect after receiving and opening packages or mail.