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.
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.
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.