Virologist stated that it's possible to contract coronavirus without leaving home
6 May , 09:44
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You can get infected with a coronavirus without going outside, says professor Anatoly Alstein, a virologist, doctor of medical sciences. He warned of the risk of infection through the food and water.

According to a specialist, coronavirus, once ingested through food, will develop like an E.coli.

“Just in case, you need to use boiled water, wash fruits, vegetables, and heat-treat foods — this is the usual protection for preventing intestinal infections”, - Alstein explained in an interview with Channel Five.

But the risk of such infection is low, the virologist noted. And in order not to catch the disease from potentially infected, it is necessary, he noted, to observe a number of rules.

“You need to use masks, wash your hands regularly and try to distance yourself as much as possible, that means to be at least two meters away from the other person”, - warned Alstein, recalling that you also need to wipe the surfaces of objects on which particles of the virus can settle.

We will remind, earlier Roskontrol told that the coronavirus will not be able to reproduce on products - it needs a living carrier for this. You cannot get coronavirus from meat, because the virus is transmitted primarily by mouth. But getting COVID-19 from an unwashed apple is quite possible, and therefore fruits and vegetables must be washed thoroughly.

Earlier, the Ministry of Emergency Situations gave advice on how to protect yourself from the coronavirus after going out.

To date, 155,370 cases of infection with a new coronavirus infection have been recorded in Russia . 19 865 patients recovered. 1 451 patients died.

The number of infections in the world exceeded 3.5 million.