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Woman shares bizarre pic of her mum ‘bathing’ her Tesco shopping delivery to stop coronavirus spread

A WOMAN has shared a bizarre photo of her mum washing a Tesco shopping delivery in the BATH to battle the spread of the coronavirus.

Evie Lancaster shared the picture of the soapy shop on Twitter last night with the caption: "What precautions are you all taking during the global pandemic?

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"My mum is bathing her Tesco delivery."

The image shows broccoli, cauliflower, Philadelphia cheese, lettuce, yoghurt and Pink Lady apples soaking in the bath.

A tub of Häagen-Dazs ice cream is even perched on the side.


Thousands of people are sharing the image on social media, with many thanking Evie for giving them a good laugh.

One said: "Thanks for the laugh, that's absolutely quality."

Others used the opportunity to confess their own cleaning behaviour.

One Twitter user admitted wiping down all products with Dettol, while another replied: "I even spray the mail that comes through the letterbox."


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Coronavirus seems to live for up to 72 hours on smooth surfaces such as plastic and steel, according to experts.

Doctors say it makes sense for people to clean these areas thoroughly and frequently.

However, there is no specific recommendation for washing shopping.

Many Brits are turning to food deliveries after Boris Johnson announced on Monday that all "non-essential" shops are to shut.

Cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants were told to close by the end of the day on Friday (March 20) by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

But they are still allowed to serve takeaways.

Tesco officials say the supermarket has temporarily stopped its 24 hour opening times to help with restocking.

Many stores are opening at 6am or 7am in the morning and closing at 10pm.

There have been long queues as supermarkets around the UK enforce 'one in, one out'-style policies - and officials have asked people to let the elderly and vulnerable use delivery services during the pandemic.

In the UK, 759 people have died after being diagnosed with Covid-19. But Britain's lockdown is on course to reduce the death rate from 260,000 to 5,700, experts believe.

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