A member asked:

Is eating takeout food safe? does coronavirus die once food is cooked in an oven?

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Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Takeout and heat: Even if the Chef uses all hygienic methods to prepare and pack the food, circulating air may contain fine droplets with virus, hence eating takeout food is only safe when heated at 350 degree Fahrenheit or higher for 10 minutes or longer. Getting food cooked at high temperature and packed by no touch technique is better like hash brown, chicken tenders etc.
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