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FUNDING: The World Health Organisation’s Dr Michael Ryan and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

FUNDING: The World Health Organisation’s Dr Michael Ryan and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

FUNDING: The World Health Organisation’s Dr Michael Ryan and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

Ever worried that you might catch Covid-19 from a frozen smoothie? The World Health Organisation is funding Irish scientists to investigate whether the coronavirus can be transmitted through food and food packaging.

A group of scientists at University College Dublin is researching whether uncooked foods such as frozen berries and fresh vegetables can harbour or transmit the virus. The study also extends to the packaging.


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