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Coronavirus – Mis-information and myths : how you can stop from going viral

With the spread of new corona virus around the world generated lot of mis-information and myths regarding how people can avoid catching the...


With the spread of new corona virus around the world generated lot of mis-information and myths regarding how people can avoid catching the COVID-19.

Here we list down several myths and misinformation that are not supported by scientific evidence and how you can stop from going viral.

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01 – Mosquitoes Bites.



Do not worry if you are bites by mosquitoes. According to the WHO there is no evidence or information showing COVID-19 could be transmitted by mosquitoes.

02 – Spraying Alcohol or Chlorine.

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Spraying alcohol or chlorine will help to dis-infect surfaces. However, if you get infected spraying alcohol or chlorine will not kill virus.

03 – Snow & cold weather.



There is no any evidence that tell cold weather will kill the corona virus. The virus can be found in all areas including hot and humid weather.

04 – Eating Garlic

It is true garlic is a healthy food, however according to WHO there is no evidence that the eating of garlic can save you from COVID-19.

05 – Drinking Water



Drinking water is a good health practice, however there is no evidence that prove drinking of large volume of water will save you from new corona virus.

06 – Taking antibiotics.

Antibiotics works only on bacteria and new corona is a virus. So, taking antibiotics will not help you to prevent the catching from the new corona virus.

Here’s how you can stop mis-information from going viral

As we know there are so many mis and bad information available on the internet, we can take following action to stop it.

01 – Don’t Share

We receive information from several sources and we might think this information will help your family and friends. If you feel doubts about the information don’t share it.

02 – Check source

Before you forward the information be aware of the source. The most reliable sources of information remain public health bodies. such as WHO.

03 – Think before action

When you receive fresh advices from email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter think before share, forward or talk.

04 – Fake post or news


It is possible to edit and share fake information on behalf of the official authorities. so, when you see one please make sure to find it on known and verified accounts and websites.

05 – Beware emotional post

Some post publishes to make us fearful, angry, joyful and anxious. So be aware of these kinds of post.

06 – Report

When someone or group of people continuously sharing fake and mis-information, you can report it to the official authorities to take action.

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