Is Eating Takeout Food Safe During The Coronavirus Pandemic?
March 25, 2020. Forbes reports:
As businesses are shuttered all over the world, chefs in restaurants are continuing to cook meals for the public, healthcare workers and those in vital services, with their restaurants allowed to stay open while other businesses are forced to close. But is there any chance of becoming sick with COVID-19 from eating takeout foods?
“There is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted by eating food. I imagine that if this is possible, the risk is extremely low,” said Angela L. Rasmussen, PhD, a virologist in the faculty of the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, adding that she is not aware of any human coronaviruses that can be transmitted through food.
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