CAN I GET INFECTED WITH COVID-19 IF IT IS ON FOOD

In March 2020, WHO (World Health Organization) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and contagious disease. A contagious disease is that which spreads from person to person.

CAN I GET INFECTED WITH COVID-19 IF IT IS ON FOOD
CAN I GET INFECTED WITH COVID-19 IF IT IS ON FOOD

The research that has been made till now shows that following are the sources to spread COVID-19.

  • People to People through respiratory droplets. If two or more persons are standing with a distance of less than 6 feet or 2 meters, while one of them is already infected from COVID-19, there are more chances of transmission of this virus. It spreads during talking, hand shaking, cough or sneeze.
  • From animal to people. It is noteworthy to mention that there are no criteria or sources to identify COVID-19 in animals. If an animal either pet or other animal is infected from COVID-19 and you physically touch that animal, virus may be transmitting to you. That’s why care is the best solution to prevent you from COVID-19.

As for as concern of food regarding transmission of COVID-19, it didn’t evident that COVID-19 can be transmit via food.

Precautionary Measures for COVID-19

However you can adopt following precautionary measures to prevent yourself from COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands with soap after every 2 hours.
  • Sanitize your hands after and before eating, using bathroom, during office work and after completion of any work.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with hands.
  • Stay home, stay safe.
  • Avoid go out of home un-necessarily.
  • Avoid public places and gatherings.
  • If you are in public, cover your face and hands with masks and gloves respectively.
  • Throw used tissue in dust bin.

The survivability of Corona-Virus is very poor on object surfaces. That’s why there are very lower risks of spreading of COVID-19 from food product and packaging.

 

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