Published: 17th March 2020
Can you get Corona after eating ice-cream? IICMA clarifies no food item can cause spread of the virus
In fact, no food items can spread the disease. To avoid the spread of coronavirus and to stay safe, one needs to wash hands frequently and wear a mask in case unwell
Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many fraudulent messages are being circulated on social media and other communication networks related to the spread of the virus through ice-creams and other food items.
The Indian Ice-Cream Manufacturers Association (IICMA) reassures everyone that, ice-creams do not carry the virus.
In fact, no food items can spread the disease. To avoid the spread of coronavirus and to stay safe, one needs to wash hands frequently and wear a mask in case unwell.
One can visit the following links for more information and clarification: https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19
Statement issued by UNICEF on misinformation relating to ice-creams and cold foods: https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/statement-charlotte-petri-gornitzka-unicef-deputy-executive-director-partnerships
Moreover, there are many general advantages of having Ice-creams such as It makes one feel happier It is a huge source of vitamins and minerals It's a source of energy for the body too It helps to boost immunity and many more IICMA requests everyone to join the fight against misinformation to ensure people have the correct facts about COVID-19 so that they can protect themselves.
So, to fight against Corona one doesn't need to avoid food items, rather wash hands often, wear a mask while traveling and in crowded place, eat balanced diet food and absorb information from reliable source etc.
About Indian Ice-Cream Manufacturers Association (IICMA) The Indian Ice-Cream Manufacturers Association was founded in 2011 as the National Association of Ice-Cream Manufacturers.
It is a professional non-profit organisation representing the Ice-Cream and Frozen Desserts Industry in India.