Research has found that coronavirus can survive on hard surfaces such as plastic and steel for hours, in some cases even days. Now it has turned out that even fruits and vegetables can be transmitters of this virus
Coronavirus, as well as all other viruses that cause colds and influenza, are transmitted when we cough and sneeze, respectively, through the droplets.
“When that happens, the droplets fall on every surface about two meters in circumference,” she told Body + Soul dr. Sam Hay and added that this is why transmission of the virus is quite simple.
“When you wipe your eyes, nose or mouth, you carry the virus on your fingers and then on the objects you touch. This also applies to the fruits and vegetables in the shops, which people freely touch, he says.
However, this does not mean that you should stop buying fresh items, but you should be careful when preparing and consuming them.
“My advice is to wait a few days before deciding to consume and wash them well,” says Dr. Hay.
The recommendations for washing fruits and vegetables are as follows:
Duart Wash your hands with hot water and soap for 20 seconds;
Check for damage to trees and vegetables and eliminate with a knife;
Wash the scarf before removing the bark and make sure that the contaminants and bacteria have not been in contact with the knife with which you will cut the articles;
Gently rub the fruits and vegetables in the watercress;
Orni Use a clean knife and peel the cucumber, apples or potato;
Wipe with a dry cloth and a clean cloth or paper towel;
When it comes to salads or cabbage, eliminate all outer sheets and rinse well with water.
You can store fruits and vegetables in the freezer at temperatures below 5 degrees Celsius.