The coronavirus could be spreading through petrol pumps, according to reported claims by a senior nurse, Daily Star reports.
It is claimed the medic, understood to be from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, urged motorists to start wearing gloves.
It comes as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world since it broke out in Wuhan, China, at the end of last year.
A reporter from the Daily Mail tweeted: “A senior nurse at the Queen Elizabeth believes the virus is spreading rapidly through people using petrol pumps.
“She asks that if you need to fill your car up use gloves or a paper towel and then bin them. Please pass this on.”
The NHS has not specifically warned people about using petrol pumps, and it is not yet known how long the disease would last on such a surface.