Assocarta vouches for safety of Italian paper products amid coronavirus scare
BRUSSELS, Feb. 26, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) - The Italian association of paper producers Assocarta has issued a statement aimed at international customers vouching for the safety of Italian-made paper products amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in the country. “All paper products made in Italy and China, as well as all deliveries from Italy and China, should not be considered any differently from products coming from other geographic areas,” Assocarta director Massimo Medugno said. “Paper production in Italy continues while observing authorizations and measures outlined by the Ministry of Health and the Superior Health Institute,” he added. At the moment, the only areas in Italy in which people’s movement is being restricted are the municipalities of Codogno, Casalpusterlengo, Maleo, Fombio, Somaglia, Castiglione d'Adda, Bertonico, Castelgerundo, Terranova dei Passerini, Sanfiorano, and Vo’ Euganeo. “As the World Health Organization already stated in relation to goods coming from China, people who receive parcels or goods coming from Italy are not at risk of contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus because the virus is not able to survive on the surface of such materials,” Medugno added.