There is a lot of information and misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic floating around online.

From medicinal advice and home remedies to how the virus spreads, we take a look at what’s real and what isn’t.

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Here are COVID-19 myths and facts, according to the World Health Organisation.

Myth: COVID-19 cannot be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
Fact: COVID-19 can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, regardless of climate.

Myth: Cold weather and snow can kill COVID-19.
Fact: There is no indication that cold temperatures can kill COVID-19. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather.

Myth: Coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites.
Fact: There is no evidence to suggest that mosquitoes can transmit the virus. Coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.

Myth: Regularly rinsing your nose with saline can help prevent COVID-19 infection.
Fact: There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from Coronavirus infection.

Myth: Hand dryers effective in killing COVID-19.
Fact: Hand dryers are not effective in killing the virus.

Myth: Eating garlic can help prevent COVID-19 infection.
Fact: Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the Coronavirus.

Myth: Antibiotics are effective in preventing and treating COVID-19.
Fact: Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.