The science you speak if is selected by the Irish government. You are wrong. The virus is capable of living on a suitable surface for 3 days. Grocery packaging is ideal.
If they wanted to go this route, a person shopping would have to call out what he wants, have it selected by an assistant and brought to the counter. Then it would have to be dropped in a box and the payment being by card. Cash payments would have to be handed in to a separate box, not touched by the assistant and later sterilized. The change would have to be sterilized before handing back.
This is impossible without intense training for everyone. There fore the virus is spreading out of control.
This is exactly how transactions are carried out at Systembolaget in Sweden, Val - it's not new.
In Systembolaget, you can't handle the products: you can select them by the attached code you see next to them as they're on display in large glass shelved units. Make your order and somebody out back sends it in on a conveyor belt. You stick your card in, they stick the bottle out through a glass panel. It's like buying booze in a surgery theatre.
It works perfectly well and is also presently being considered for pharmaceutical stores.
I was there n McDonald's once since last March and they are doing the cash payments box thing.......I don't believe in this virus but I agree with Val that if it was that dangerous you really should be in a situation of closed supermarkets and order picking being delivered to car boots and houses
If that's the plan - then they nailed it.