Costco halts free samples over coronavirus concerns

Samples done until outbreak over

(Rich Brooks/CNN)

DETROIT – Say goodbye to snacking at Costco for a while.

The chain said it is halting all food samples at its United States and China locations over coronavirus concerns. The virus can be caught if it gets into a person’s mouth or nose.

The free samples will be done until the coronavirus outbreak is over.

There have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the virus, which is highly contagious.

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