Over the past two weeks, the Coronavirus outbreak caused a state of terror in the world, especially in Europe. The China Association of Travel Services announced that all tours will be suspended starting Monday. Meanwhile, domestic groups and packaged tours were stopped last Friday. Definitely everyone would be concerned about this threat, but some people have different reasons to worry than others.
Market researchers have proven time and time again that women shop more than men, especially online shopping. After the spread of Coronavirus, some people started to fear of buying online, and others rushed to doctors and social media pages to ask about the dangers of online shopping as many products come from China. For women, their biggest concern was Chinese cosmetics being popular for their low prices.
Daily News Egypt looked into the issue and met an immunologist to know if these concerns are serious. Dr Hana Ahmed explains that since the virus is brand new, it’s been confirmed if touching an object, such as Chinese made products, after an infected person, will expose people to infection. However, as a precaution, Ahmed suggests that women should clean any product they buy online with an alcohol based cleaner.
She also advised women to stop buying makeup products online for now until there is more information about the virus, noting that if this is to become an epidemic, it would be smarter to be caution and take no risks.
She listed some prevention strategies until we know more about the virus: limit human interaction like social kissing, wash hands properly every hour, and avoid direct contact with sick people and animals.