Cautious mother takes coronavirus prevention to the next level by giving her food a bubble bath
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The coronavirus pandemic, and the hours and hours spent inside as a result of it, has brought out the, ahem, more “eccentric” side of a lot of people.

Remember when commuters literally wore plastic boxes on their heads? Or when the “grime gran” gave panic buyers a piece of her mind?

Well one person who’s taken coronavirus prevention to the next level is Evie Lancaster’s mum

Evie went viral on Twitter after she posted a picture of her mum’s very niche method for cleaning germs off her groceries.

Yup, that’s right, she actually gave her Tesco shop a bubble bath.

Evie’s post received over 30,000 likes in a matter of hours.

In response, other people posted to reveal their weird methods for cleaning food, which include ironing money and wiping food down with anti-bacterial spray.

While others warned that it might not be the best idea to bathe your food in soap.

This story comes amid an absence of information over how best to stop germs spreading on shopping or packaging. In a fact-checking video, Stephen Fry revealed that coronavirus stays on cardboard for up to 24 hours, so it’s clearly a reasonable concern.

But Evie’s mum, wherever you are, we salute you. (And well done for taking the ice cream out of the bubble bath – that could have been a disaster!)

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