For example, if I traveled to Asia (such as Japan or Shanghai, China) early this winter and brought back some small souvenirs intended for my colleagues. Should I refrain from giving them to my colleagues and bosses due to their fear over coronavirus?
Would it make a difference if I was at the epicenter of the virus outbreak (Wuhan, China in this example)?
(Assuming I was not infected by coronavirus. The probability the gift is infected with the virus is very low since e.g. the time when I was in Asia is before the complete outbreak of the virus (e.g. at the end of last year).)
Note: I am looking for a cultural answer.
The example is used for illustration. My question is just that should I give my colleagues souvenir from a region which is currently feared globally due to epidemics even when I am very sure that the gift is very likely to be not infected?
I am asking this because someone I know give their colleagues souvenirs from Middle East during a MERS outbreak, which their colleagues gladly accepted. I am not sure whether it is appropriate after the cronovirus outbreak.