There are many myths and fake news spreading about coronavirus. People should not trust or forward such messages. We should only forward and follow information and guidelines from public health departments, WHO and such authorised agencies. Sharing Coronavirus Myth Busters | COVID-19 Advice For The Public found on World Health Organisation.
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1. COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climatesCOVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates – WHO Click To Tweet
Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus – WHO Click To Tweet
Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease – WHO Click To Tweet
Coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites – WHO Click To Tweet
To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. – WHO Click To Tweet
UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation. – WHO Click To Tweet
Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus. – WHO Click To Tweet
Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. – WHO Click To Tweet
Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus. – WHO Click To Tweet
There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus. – WHO Click To Tweet
There is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus. – WHO Click To Tweet
Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. – WHO Click To Tweet
If you are hospitalized for the 2019-nCoV, you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible. – WHO Click To Tweet
Those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. – WHO Click To Tweet
Source: World Health Organisation
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