Discuss whether consumption of non vegetarian food has any linkages to...
Mar 31, 2020
Discuss whether consumption of non vegetarian food has any linkages to the spread of Corona virus?
No link has been found between the consumption of the cooked meat of any animal or bird, and catching the infection.
The only way the SARS-CoV-2 virus is currently spreading is through droplets released by an infected individual in coughs or sneezes or by touching face, mouth, or nose after touching an infected surface.
This is why governments and experts around the world are telling people to avoid crowded places, to practise social distancing, to wash hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water, and to try, to the extent possible, to not touch your face.
Many Indians have stopped eating chicken, believing rumours and misinformation on social media.
This has led to a crash in prices, and massive losses for the poultry industry.
Ministry for Fisheries and Animal Husbandry has underlined that meat and dairy are safe.
The WHO does, however, caution against eating raw or undercooked animal products.
As a general rule, the consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, raw milk or raw animal organs should be handled with care to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods.