The answer is no.
Despite fears the deadly infection can be transported through packages, experts say this is simply not the case.
“People receiving packages from China are not at risk of contracting the new coronavirus,” the World Health Organisation states.
“From previous analysis, we know coronaviruses do not survive long on objects, such as letters or packages.”
America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines similar advice.
“There is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and how it spreads,” it states.
“Two other coronaviruses have emerged previously to cause severe illness in people (MERS and SARS).
“2019-nCoV is more genetically related to SARS than MERS, but both are betacoronaviruses with their origins in bats.
“While we don’t know for sure that this virus will behave the same way as SARS and MERS, we can use the information from both of these earlier coronaviruses to guide us.”
It said in general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there was “likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures”.
“Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets,” the centre said.
“Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of 2019-nCoV associated with imported goods.”
Australia Post said it continued to follow the advice of relevant authorities on coronavirus, which had have advised there was likely a very low risk of transmission on packages or products sent from China.
But there are fears the virus will cause problems down the supply chain, with delays in shipments of electronics or other goods.
Factories across China are closed and Australian stores are already experiencing delays.
The Australian Government and Reserve Bank have warned the economic consequences of coronavirus could be worse than the SARS outbreak
Retail veteran Gerry Harvey told The Australian his Harvey Norman stores had been seeing longer delays in their supply chains in recent weeks and extended problems could be “horrendous”.
“That could be a problem with furniture and electronics, where it is delayed for a long time. How long that would be or if it grows into a serious problem, I don’t know,” he said.
Businesses have stocked up because of the Lunar New Year, which things slow down anyway, but supplies are still coming in late.
“If that stretches out into a month that will be horrendous,” Mr Harvey said.