Dr Oz asks people to close 'borders of the house' and be cautious while ordering food to defeat pandemic

He said that the container must be emptied at the gate and then the food taken in

                            Dr Oz asks people to close 'borders of the house' and be cautious while ordering food to defeat pandemic
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Just days after Dr Mehmet Oz was forced to shut down production of his popular TV show after a staffer tested positive for the illness, he appeared on Fox News on Saturday, March 21, to share some tips on how people can keep the infection from coronavirus at bay.

During his appearance on 'Watters' World,' he praised millenials and the younger generation for taking coronavirus seriously and acting accordingly. 

"I'm especially impressed that the Gen-Z young folks, the millennials have gotten the message. There are some exceptions. They were living in a bubble," Oz said. "My son, who was a junior in college when he first heard they were going to shut down... he goes to Harvard, one of the first schools to shut down... he was stunned. But over the course of about 48 hours, they realized this is a big deal. This is our generation's chance to shine and... actually be adults and contribute."

He also wholly supported an array of cities in the United States as well as entire countries across the world shutting down in order to leave people with no other choice but to self-isolate themselves with the hope that it will "flatten the curve" and stop the spread of the virus.

"But in our country, If we can shut down New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, some of the big urban areas that are affected, some parts of Florida. And then we'll start to see a very different growth pattern of the virus," Oz said. "And of course, the city hospitals are going to get overwhelmed. We have the biggest risk there."

A courier handles an Amazon parcel on March 11, 2020 in Milan, Italy (Getty Images)

Being confined in homes has seen an uptick in the doorstep delivery service of food and other essential items. However, with that, the threat of potential spread of virus has also increased as the cardboard boxes may have been handled by a number of hands. If any of the delivery workers who handled the box was infected, there are high chances that the customer is likely to get the infection.

Dr Oz added, "But the first thing you want to do is close the borders of your house. When you order food and the food comes in and the... container has been touched by people you don't know, especially because they had to get touched to get them to your house," Oz said. "You need to discard those containers at the door, pour out the ingredients, the food in those containers you know are clean and then get rid of those containers."

In addition, he also advised people to take off their shoes at the door and wash any clothes they wore outside as soon as they enter their house.

Last week, in a TMZ video, Dr Oz suggested that people stuck to indoors as part of a social distancing measure should do something productive instead of binge-watching television. They could be having sex!

“The best solution if you’re holed up with your significant other, quarantined, is have sex,” the doctor advised on March 17. “You’ll live longer, get rid of the tension.”

He added: “Maybe you’ll make some babies. It’s certainly better staring at each other than getting on each other’s nerves.”