There is no evidence suggesting that food is associated with COVID-19 transmission. Eating Chinese food does not cause COVID-19.
There is a lot of fear about the COVID-19 among people. As a result, misinformation has been circulating on social media, and one among them was eating Chinese food may cause COVID-19. However, the claim is false.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and WHO have stated that there is no scientific evidence to show that COVID-19 spreads through foods. The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person as respiratory droplets are released when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes, or talks. WHO also stresses the importance of practicing good hygiene when handling food and its packaging to prevent foodborne illnesses.
According to the CDC, cooking food or consuming or handling food from restaurants/takeout is comparatively less risky. CDC also recommended wearing masks as a simple barrier and preventing people from spreading the virus to others. Physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, washing hands before eating, and coughing into tissue will stop the COVID-19 spread.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.