Turkish Professor Answered the Question ‘Will Viruses Get infected from Market Bags?’


Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department. Dr. Mehmet Ceyhan said that there is no case that shows that the new type of coronavirus infects people through products such as clothes, shoes and sachets.

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, we know from the information he shared about COVID-19 disease. Dr. Mehmet Ceyhan answered one of the most curious questions about the new type of coronavirus.

Professor, who was the guest of Star Ana Haber last night. Dr. Ceyhan, “Are there any risks on the clothes, shoes, market bags we bring home, and the meals ordered?” In response to the question, “The virus has not been shown to be infected in these ways. In other words, there is no case of a dress or shoe.”

“The virus is not a living creature. Neither walks nor flies.” Dr. Ceyhan said, “In order for the virus to be infected, the bottom of the shoe must be handled and taken to the mouth. Children can do that too. So when you come home, take your shoes off and put them out of the reach of children. And after your shoes are there for 6 hours, there is no such thing as a virus. ”

Professor Dr. Ceyhan also warned that uncooked foods should not be ordered from outside. Noting that the person who package or brought may have coughed on the product. Dr. Ceyhan said, “Take away the bags and packaging of the products you bring from the market immediately.”

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department. Dr. Ceyhan, in an interview he gave to Milliyet newspaper last week, made people’s minds with rhetoric such as “gargle with salt water,“ little contamination to Turks ”,“ kelle-paça ”. Because of these rhetoric, we have seen that there were people who were dragged into the “nothing will happen” a week ago. Because of these discourses, there was a delay in social isolation measures ”.


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