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Coronavirus: How safe are takeaways and supermarket deliveries?

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There have been long queues as drive-through restaurants reopen, pubs have sold takeaway pints in the warm weather and supermarket deliveries remain elusive for many.

But what are the Covid-19 risks if you get a takeaway or a delivery?

What about takeaways?

Many local restaurants have reinvented themselves as takeaways.

Covid-19 is a respiratory illness; there is no evidence it can be spread via any food or food packaging. And reputable chains and good restaurant kitchens are most likely to be geared towards professional, hygienic food preparation, meaning there would be minimal risk from a freshly

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Coronavirus: Five things you need to know

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Myths around the risks of coronavirus in the UK are doing the rounds. We put the facts straight.

Face masks aren’t that useful

You might be seeing people wearing them, but there is limited evidence that they work.

That’s because they are generally too loose, don’t cover the eyes and can’t be worn for long periods.

Face masks need to be changed frequently (because they get sweaty), if they are to offer any real protection.

To protect yourself, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s more important to:

  • cover your mouth and nose while sneezing, with
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