Wash Your Fruit and Vegetables With SOAP: Virologist Confirms COVID-19 Contaminates All Surfaces Including Fresh Produce
In the wake of the ongoing coronavirus hazard sweeping the world, there is more news and advice being promoted form credible research by the experts. A virologist from the University of Sydney is advocating the use of soap to wash vegetables besides your hands saying that all surfaces are huge hazards and because COVID 19 is such a dangerous and contagious virus, all precautions should be taken seriously.
1The surfaces of fruits and vegetables can be a hazard
Timothy Newsome is an associate professor in Sydney University who specializes in infectious diseases and viruses. He recommends washing groceries because he says every surface is a hazard including fruits and vegetables. When it comes to COVID 19 all surfaces are a super hazard and people should be aware of the loose fruit and vegetables sold in stores.
2Stricter measures are needed
Professor Newsome is closely following the COVID19 situation in Australia that so far has 2423 cases across the country including 8 deaths which is relatively low compared to other developed countries. The country has increased its vigilance against the virus with stricter measures in place. Thus, the advice of Dr. Newsome has come at the right time.
3The coronavirus lives on all surfaces, people shopping for groceries need to be careful
The professor speaking to media said that the virus lives on most surfaces and people purchasing groceries need to be careful of the fruit and vegetable aisle where customers are habituated to picking up produce without even buying and placing them back on the shelves. Obviously, with so much handling, the surfaces of the fruits and vegetables are at risk of carrying the virus.