7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

Categories: Health and Medicine | Life hacks

Everyone knows that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the dangerous COVID-19 disease, lives on surfaces for up to seven days. He can "settle" both on door handles or handrails in public transport, and on products that we buy in stores.

Experts advise how to protect yourself from virus infection as much as possible by making purchases.

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

Thanks to a pre-thought-out list with the necessary products, you will not walk around between the counters for an hour, but just go in, take what you need, and leave. This way you will minimize the time spent in a potentially dangerous place.

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

These "accessories" are a must-have during a pandemic, as they significantly reduce the chances of catching a dangerous virus. In the store, you have to touch the goods and be near other customers, so your face and hands must be protected.

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

Speaking of other people. Do you remember the need to observe a social distance of 1.5-2 meters? If not, we remind you: coronavirus infection is transmitted by airborne droplets, which means that if a sick person sneezes, coughs or just talks next to you, there is a risk of catching a dangerous infection. The worst thing is that the carrier may not even know that he is a carrier of the virus — that is why experts insist on using masks.

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

If you don't have gloves or you forgot them at home, use antibacterial wipes. They can be used to wipe the handles of baskets or carts in the store. They will also be useful to those who ride the elevator — with them, pressing the buttons will become safe.

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

Scientists believe that the coronavirus is not transmitted at all through food. At least, not a single such case is known and no one has yet proved that such a thing happened. But the surfaces are a completely different matter. The virus can live on them from several hours to seven days (the longest is on metal ones). Therefore, if you touched something in the store, treat your hands with a disinfectant, or come home and wash them thoroughly with soap.

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

Another rule regarding returning home. It turns out that the coronavirus can be on the floor in a store and easily cling to your shoes. Therefore, you need to take off your shoes as close as possible to the door to avoid getting the virus into the room.

7 tips on how not to get infected with coronavirus at the grocery store

Experts advise to thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables with soap, or treat them with a special tool. Alternatively, you can fill a deep container with water, add a little vinegar and leave the fruit to "swim" for a while. As for the rest of the products, it is better to buy them in sealed packaging, which can also be processed in the same way.

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