False: Vegetables are the source for spreading COVID-19 in major cities of India like Ahmedabad, Kanpur, and Lucknow.

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May 11 2020

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False: Vegetables are the source for spreading COVID-19 in major cities of India like Ahmedabad, Kanpur, and Lucknow.

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The Verdict False

Statement by the CDC and FSSAI confirms that there is no evidence to prove that food is a source of transmission of COVID-19 virus.

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Statement by the CDC and FSSAI confirms that there is no evidence to prove that food is a source of transmission of COVID-19 virus.A message on Whatsapp, claiming that vegetables are the source of spreading COVID-19 in major cities of India like Ahmedabad, Kanpur, and Lucknow, has gone viral. According to the Centre for Disease Surveillance (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO), COVID-19 is generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a press release stated that currently there is no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of COVID-19 virus. It stresses on the importance of taking all precautions to prevent any possibility of person to person spread of COVID-19 infection during food business operations. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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