The Coronavirus outbreak has left people in a gazillion doubts pertaining to health and sanity, one of the most common ones being whether the virus can be transmitted via anything other than air, like food! “Can we catch COVID-19 by eating fresh fruits and vegetables?” is what you’ll often hear people asking health experts. The answer is simple - if you aren’t taking precautions conveyed time and again by health workers and WHO, there are chances you may catch a virus even from farm produce!
The CDC, FDA, as well as WHO still say that fruits and vegetables cannot possibly be the routes of transmission of Coronavirus. But even though the food item you’re buying would not have the virus inside it, it is highly likely that its surface bears the virus via an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or touch, where it can survive for about 4 to 10 hours.
However, that is still no reason to panic! It’s very easy to rid your veggies of Coronavirus by taking necessary precautions before and after touching it.