MYTH:Covid-19 can spread through food


COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is primarily transmitted through person-to-person contact as well as through direct contact with respiratory droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

That's why, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is highly unlikely that COVID-19  can spread through food or food packaging.

Also, the risk of contacting COVID-19 through the food you cook yourself or from handling and consuming food from restaurants or drive-thrus is thought to be very low.

In fact, there is currently no evidence that food is in any way associated with the spread of COVID-19.

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