Packages of frozen food are seen at a US food pantry this month. The SARS-CoV-2 pathogen that causes Covid-19 could be ‘hitching a ride’ on food, a doctor in Singapore has warned. Photo: Reuters Packages of frozen food are seen at a US food pantry this month. The SARS-CoV-2 pathogen that causes Covid-19 could be ‘hitching a ride’ on food, a doctor in Singapore has warned. Photo: Reuters
Packages of frozen food are seen at a US food pantry this month. The SARS-CoV-2 pathogen that causes Covid-19 could be ‘hitching a ride’ on food, a doctor in Singapore has warned. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus ‘hitching a ride on food’ to spread around world, Singapore scientist says

  • While it remains a ‘freakish’ event, the global food trade’s scale means transmission will occur, said infectious disease specialist Dale Fisher
  • The theory has been played down by the World Health Organization and some Western nations – though China has been vocal about it for months

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Packages of frozen food are seen at a US food pantry this month. The SARS-CoV-2 pathogen that causes Covid-19 could be ‘hitching a ride’ on food, a doctor in Singapore has warned. Photo: Reuters Packages of frozen food are seen at a US food pantry this month. The SARS-CoV-2 pathogen that causes Covid-19 could be ‘hitching a ride’ on food, a doctor in Singapore has warned. Photo: Reuters
Packages of frozen food are seen at a US food pantry this month. The SARS-CoV-2 pathogen that causes Covid-19 could be ‘hitching a ride’ on food, a doctor in Singapore has warned. Photo: Reuters
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