Ordering Food Delivery? Be Careful, Coronavirus Could Hitch a Ride Into Your Home

published 26.03.2020 14:41

Cardboard Could Bring Coronavirus Right Into Your Home #StayHome: Pay Digital, You Don’t Know if Your Cash is Infected by Coronavirus Washing your hands properly is a recurring advice, which you must follow to the fullest.

Specifically, about take-outs from restaurants and food which is home delivered, which often come in cardboard containers, he suggests taking the food out of the cardboard packaging outside your home itself by putting the food in some utensils.

Dr Torres says that Coronavirus is active on packages for as long as 24 hours and details what you should do when you do receive a package.

We have already established that courier packages and any carboard packing can host the Coronavirus, or COVID, for many hours.

Earlier, a study was done by researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton, Montana, Princeton University, University of California, Los Angeles and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had indicated that SARS-CoV-2 was more stable on plastic and stainless steel than on copper and cardboard, and viable virus was detected up to 72 hours after application to these surfaces.