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It was recently reported that the Corona COVID-19 virus was found on food packaging in China, namely on shipments of frozen shrimp and frozen chicken wings from South America. Launching the BBC website, Friday, August 21, 2020, in theory, the Corona COVID-19 virus can be transmitted from packaging materials.
Laboratory-based studies have shown that the virus can survive for hours on some packaging materials such as cardboard and various forms of plastic. What’s more, viruses are more stable at lower temperatures.
However, some scientists question whether these results can be replicated outside the laboratory. Launching liputan6.com, Dr Julian Tang, professor of respiratory science at the University of Leicester, said that in the outside world environmental conditions are changing rapidly, which means the virus cannot survive long.
The risk of transmission is generally based on the assumption that workers in food packaging factories might touch contaminated surfaces, then touch their eyes, nose and mouth. The US health agency, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on its website, says it is possible for someone to catch COVID-19 by touching a surface or object with the virus. However, he added that “this is not considered the main way of spreading the virus” absolutely.
Let us continue to increase awareness, maintain cleanliness, wear masks, wash hands, avoid crowds, and maintain distance.