In light of efforts to contain the Wuhan virus, China officially extended Chinese New Year Holidays to 2 Feb. Shanghai government has announced that companies are not allowed to start work before 9 Feb. At this point of time, there is no telling whether there will be a further extension.
For those who have shipments from Taobao/China, I’ll monitor the situation and have your packages shipped as soon as possible. For those who are planning to place orders, you may wish to wait for a bit, at least until after 9 Feb, and see if the situation stabilises before placing your orders. While most sellers seem to be “business as usual”, manufacturers, courier and postal services will be affected if the holiday is extended. Several Taobao sellers are estimating that they may only be able to resume posting of packages in mid-end Feb.