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Girl left in hysterics over her mum’s decision to ‘bathe’ her Tesco shop – to protect from coronavirus

CONSIDERING the UK has been put into lockdown over the coronavirus crisis, it's hardly surprising that we're all feeling a little on edge - especially when getting things delivered to the house.

That said, one woman has taken this to all new extremes after she BATHED her Tesco shop in a bid to fight coronavirus.

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Posting a photo of the family's weekly food shop online, Twitter user Evie Lancaster wrote: "What precautions are you all taking during the global pandemic?

"My mum is bathing her Tesco delivery..."

From her Greek yoghurt containers to her stems of broccoli and cauliflower, the mum soaked everything that came in her online Tesco order in a hot soapy bath.

Except, of course, for a tub of ice cream which would have melted.

Evie's post has racked up over 27,000 "likes" and amused (and confused) other Twitter users.

One joked: "If it's a hot bath, that's a banging soup right there!"

Another added: "Setting a new trend in cuisine with soapy cauliflower cheese."

Meanwhile, a third replied: "Hold up... your mum got a delivery slot?!"


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But is this something we should all be doing? After all, coronavirus spreads when a sufferer coughs droplets into the air which infects others.

Professor Sally Bloomfield, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told the BBC that food packaging "is not known to present a specific risk."

Rather than soaking them in a bath, Professor Bloomfield recommends storing your shop for 72 hours before using the items or spray packaging down with diluted bleach - just in case someone with the virus has been handling your items before they got to you.

She added: "For unwrapped fresh goods, which could have been handled by anyone - wash thoroughly under running water and leave to dry."

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