What Happens When We Touch Something Infected?

Self-isolation, social distancing and staying at home are necessary measures in the fight against the coronavirus. However, it’s also necessary for a member of a household to go to the grocery store once in a while, where there’s unavoidable contact with articles that were previously touched by a lot of people.

What if we touch something infected from a store shelf?

Experts claim that even if that happens, your hands are not an entry point for the virus. If we wash our hands afterwards, we are taking appropriate preventive measures. What’s important is that we don’t put a freshly contaminated hand on our mouth, nose or eyes.

What if we eat something infected?

The first hypotheses were that the virus came from infected groceries from a farmers’ market in Wuhan, but later research excluded that possibility. It has been confirmed that it isn’t possible to get the disease that way.