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Can COVID-19 Infection Be Transmitted Through Food Containers? After a great effort, and months after the outbreak of the new Coronavirus in the world, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the precise information for many, who were waiting for it about the epidemic other than vaccination or treatment.

Can COVID-19 Infection Be Transmitted Through Food Containers?

After a great effort, and months after the outbreak of the new Coronavirus in the world, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the precise information for many, who were waiting for it about the epidemic other than vaccination or treatment.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced: There is no need to sterilize food containers after shopping, because there is no evidence that COVID-19 can move from food packaging, adding that if you prefer to clean or sterilize purchases, you can wipe the product packaging and leave it in the air until it dries. The US FDA also explained that people's fear of purchases and their terror to sterilize them stems from their knowledge that the virus lives on rooftops for hours or even days.

However, fruits and vegetables should be cleaned, including those that contain inedible peels such as bananas, for example, it must be washed well under running water before eating them, and cans of canned goods should be cleaned before opening them.

It is essential to clean and sterilize kitchen utensils and other food preparation areas, rationally using antiseptics.

Related: Coronavirus: 12 things to know about the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is not transmitted through food.

The commission noted that there were no cases that demonstrated the transmission of the virus through the food itself. It explained that CoronavirusCoronavirus causes respiratory disease and is transmitted from person to person, which is unlike infections of the gastrointestinal tract or gastrointestinal viruses that are transported by food, such as norovirus and hepatitis A, Which often makes people sick with contaminated food.


The agency reiterated the necessity for all shoppers to wear masks at grocery stores, as well as always hand washing well after returning, and again after sorting out purchases.


The US Food and Drug Administration also urged shoppers to buy enough food for a week or two during the shopping process to avoid congestion and mixing.

While in the store, the agency emphasized the necessity of social spacing, making sure to stay at least 6 feet away from others.


More than two million injured and more than 177 thousand deaths.


Despite the precautionary measures applied by most of the countries of the world, the new Coronavirus continues to spread and claim lives, with more than two million infected so far and more than 177,000 deaths.

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The United States, which recorded the first death from the virus at the end of February, is the country most affected by the epidemic, whether in terms of the number of deaths or injuries, as the outcome exceeded 42 thousand deaths out of more than 766,212 thousand infections, while the authorities announced the recovery of 71,581 people at least.

Coronavirus statistics.

- Injured: 2,621,436
- Recoverers: 714,319
- Deaths: 182,989


The following is the latest update of the Coronavirus around the world:


- UAE Ministry of Health: the number of cases of CoronavirusCoronavirus recovered increased to 1546 cases after 103 new cases were recorded.

- Britain reports 665 coronavirus deaths in hospitals, bringing the total to 16,272.

- Saudi Ministry of Health: 172 cases of Coronavirus recovered, total 1812, and 1141 new cases recorded.

- The Netherlands has announced 138 new deaths and 708 additional infections with the Coronavirus.

- Ministry of Health of Qatar: 608 new cases of CoronavirusCoronavirus were recorded.

- Iranian Ministry of Health: The number of Coronavirus infections has risen to 85,996, and the number of deaths reaches 5,391.

- Moroccan Ministry of Health: 237 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded, and the total increases to 3,446 cases. The number of deaths from the Coronavirus rises to 149, and recovery cases reach 398.

- Egypt: 12 additional deaths from the Coronavirus and the total death toll rises to 276.

- The Egyptian Ministry of Health: 169 new cases of CoronavirusCoronavirus were recorded, with a total of 3659 cases.

- France: 544 new deaths from the Coronavirus, and a total of 21340 deaths.

- Jordanian Ministry of Health: 7 new cases of CoronavirusCoronavirus were recorded, the total increased to 435.

- Tunisian Ministry of Health: 17 new cases of CoronavirusCoronavirus registered, bringing the total to 901.

- Oman Ministry of Health: 106 new cases of CoronavirusCoronavirus were recorded.

- Turkey: 117 more deaths, bringing the total to 2,376.

- The first case of coronavirus infection was recorded among the Palestinian refugees in the Galilee camp, Bekaa, Lebanon.

- The number of deaths due to CoronavirusCoronavirus in Israel increased to 187, and the number of infections rose to 14,326.

- Poland announced that Corona's injuries in the country exceeded 10,000.

- Ministry of Health of Kuwait: 168 new cases of CoronavirusCoronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 2248.

- Russia recorded 5,236 new infections, and the number of deaths from the epidemic in the country rose to 513.

- Indian Health: 50 new deaths from Coronavirus and infections close to 20,000 cases.

- Germany recorded 281 deaths and 2237 new infections with the emerging CoronavirusCoronavirus.

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