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Food Safety in the face of COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that usually cause respiratory illness. They include viruses that cause the common cold and more serious illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

On Thursday, March 12, Trinidad and Tobago confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and just a day later, the country confirmed the second case. Various health protocols have been implemented which include the closure of all schools, pandemic leave and social distancing.

It is most important to remember to wash your hands often and avoid touching your face since COVID-19 can enter our body through our eyes, nose and our mouth. Naturally, this raises some concerns about our food.

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