Coronavirus emergency is still high and in several countries restaurants and cafes are closed. However, it is possible, in most regions, to order takeout. What to do in this case? Is there a possibility of infection? To answer to this question takes the field the Johns Hopkins University, school of medicine.
Coronavirus, is it possible to get infected through the food?
According to John Hopkins and WHO, to date there aren’t any cases of COVID-19 infections caused by food intake. However, there are some recommendations to follow in case of orders of food.
Coronavirus, takeout and recommendations
Coronavirus may survive on money, for this reason, to minimize the risk connected with the money exchange it may be a good idea to pay online. If this isn’t possible the advice is, when you pay, to use gloves that you should throw away immediately after this use.
Then, you can use a disinfectant solution that contains at least 60% alcohol.
When you go to take the food, in the shop or from the delivery man that took it at home, keep always the safe distance of 2 meters or 6 feet and cover mouth and nose.
After you took at home the takeout, wash immediately your hands with soap and water for a minute and/or use a disinfectant solution that contains at least 60% alcohol. After handling the bags and containers of the takeout to put the food into the plates and before sitting at the table, wash again your hands with water and soap and/or use a disinfectant solution with alcohol. The packages should be then thrown away and not reused.