India, Feb. 3 -- Rising fear of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that infected at least 12,000 people and killed around 260 within a month has led China to lock down entire provinces and the US and Australia to temporarily ban the entry of foreigners who have recently travelled to China.

Even asymptomatic people can carry the infection to other regions and countries, which makes it necessary to quarantine Indian students evacuated from China for at least two weeks till they are free of the infection.

Coronaviruses, however, do not survive for long on objects such as packages and letters, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which makes it safe to remote-control businesses from the safety of your home or office outside China....