As India has moved to lock down 4.0 and the Government is taking measure to help companies run their business by opening shops under different guideline. So we as a consumer have a choice as almost all e-commerce companies have started their service for essential as well as non-essential item across India.
Now the question is, shopping online for essential and non-essential item seems more safe and secure as compared to going to a nearby store as less touchpoints are there. It seems safe as we are buying the product without touching it and making the payment online so even that is also safe as swipe machine has not been touched by many people or the cash has not gone to many hands.
So let’s find out how safe is online shopping in India? As per WHO ( World Health Organization) “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”.
The CDC states that if a surface is “visibly dirty”, it would be “best practise” to clean it and then disinfect as a means of preventing both the coronavirus and the spread of “other viral respiratory illnesses”.
If you are concerned about contaminated or unclean surfaces, you could open your delivery packages outside, in the event that the weather holds up.
You should then dispose of the packaging as quickly as possible.