Know The Risks Of Dining In A Restaurant During Coronavirus Outbreak

Before getting happy about dining out in your favorite restaurant, check all the risks. Your health is more important.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Jun 27, 2020 13:03 IST
Know The Risks Of Dining In A Restaurant During Coronavirus Outbreak

Doesn’t it seem like ages have gone by since your last visit to your favorite restaurant? People who used to mostly eat out are in maximum pain. Even though the lockdown is lifted and the restaurants are open, the risk of COVID-19 is very much there. Many of you must have already visited your favorite eatery spots without mapping the risks involved. While takeaways and deliveries are safer, dining is riskier than you can think. Here are some reasons that you need to read before planning dinner at a restaurant at least until this pandemic is here.

The lockdown may be over and movements are allowed, still, it is better to avoid eating out to reduce the risks. After being shut for months, restaurants and food joints are now open. You must be rejoicing this as you can now finally gorge on the delicacies you were craving for so long. But WAIT. This might not be the right time to dine. Hygiene and social distancing aren’t the only safety parameters to check, there are several other risks that you should consider.

5 Risks of Eating In The Restaurant During Coronavirus Pandemic

1. Cutlery and other stuff is touched by many

Do you think the furniture would be sanitized after each customer? The person sitting before you might have the virus and he must have touched the menu card, tablecloth, napkins, etc. Also, the cutlery is handled by many workers and what if any of them has the virus. There are so many points to take note of in this regard. This is a big problem.

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2. Hidden danger- asymptomatic people

More than those who show symptoms of coronavirus, asymptomatic people are dangerous. They themselves don’t know about the virus they’re carrying. It may transmit to you if you contact them in any possible way. With exposure comes risk and asymptomatic coronavirus carriers are highly dangerous.

3. Close contact with strangers

You should know that even a 6-feet distance cannot protect you against COVID-19. The attendant of the restaurant would come to you multiple times. This puts you in the danger spot. Considering this, it is far better to opt for either takeout or home delivery.

4. Air-conditioners in public places are dangerous

Since the beginning, researchers are telling that staying in a closed air-conditioned environment is bad. The aerosols of the virus may suspend into the air in such environments and you may become the next target. There are several incidences of such incidents where a healthy person got infected with this virus in a restaurant.

Also Read: Know The Precautions While Using A Hand Sanitizer

5. Is the restaurant abiding by all hygiene and safety norms?

Can you say with surety that the restaurant is following all the norms laid by the governing body to prevent the transmission of coronavirus? If not, you know the risk. What if they missed checking a staff’s temperature who is COVID-19 positive? What if they don’t sanitize the place frequently? What if the groceries aren’t washed several times before cooking? There are so many points that you don’t have the answers to.

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