As a result of reduced air capacity and emergency delivery procedures being taken to contain the virus on the ground in Italy, it is inevitable that sending items to Italy are likely to experience delays to delivery.
Italian Post are processing items from China for delivery in Italy as usual, though the transit of mail across and through Italy is affected. A number of international airlines have suspended flights, and some border ports in neighbouring countries are also temporarily closed. China Post will temporarily store affected transit mail (air and surface) and will transport it to the destination countries when these transport options are once again available. Delays should be expected in transport and delivery during this period.
As previously advised by the World Health Organization, coronaviruses do not survive for long on objects. It is therefore safe to receive postal items from China, without risk of contracting the new coronavirus.