COVID-19 is known to be extremely difficult to predict. This virus seems to be evolving and changing, that the scientist is still unable to understand it’s nature. This virus infects thousands of humans in a blink of an eye. It doesn’t matter who, old or young, rich or poor, celebrities or priests, all can get infected. Therefore, people have been tiptoeing around, very careful in all aspects of life to ensure that they and their families are protected. Preventive measures include avoiding crowded areas, social distancing, movement control orders, frequent hand washing, and using the face mask has been in practice nowadays.
Recently, social media was on uproar with the story of a woman who washed all her food with soap for the purpose of disinfecting it before cooking. Many online users have criticized this woman's actions, but some others support her. So, what is the correct way of handling food during this COVID-19 outbreak? Up to now, there have been no cases of foodborne infections reported, therefore transmission from food is quite unlikely. However, let's take a look at what we can do to ensure your food hygiene and keep your mind in peace about the possibility of this virus ingested from your food.
To tell you the truth, this food-handling step is very easy and should be done even when no COVID-19 outbreaks are involved. First of all, you need to know that, gloves are not the answer and are a big no. This is because you will only increase the risk of getting and spreading the infection, not only the coronavirus but the other bacteria and viruses as well. Using gloves might give you food poisoning if not COVID-19. Therefore, it is not necessary to use gloves when shopping at the supermarket. Practice proper handwashing with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer instead.