As a food virologist, I hear a lot of questions from people about the coronavirus risks in grocery shops and how to stay safe while shopping for food during the pandemic. Here are answers to some of the common questions.
Can I touch the tomatoes?
What you touch on the grocery shelves is less of a concern than who breathes on you and other surfaces you might come in contact with in a shop. In fact, there is currently no evidence of the virus being transmitted by food or food packaging.