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  • Le Hoang Gia Uyen
  • 05/11/2020
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

According to the Worth Health Organization, here are some common myths and misinformation circulating online and in the media for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.

There are currently no drugs licensed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19


While several drug trials are ongoing, there is currently no proof that hydroxychloroquine or any other drug can cure or prevent COVID-19. The misuse of hydroxychloroquine can cause serious side effects and illness and even lead to death. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop and evaluate medicines to treat COVID-19.



Adding pepper to your soup or other meals DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19


Hot peppers in your food, though very tasty, cannot prevent or cure COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is to keep at least 1 metre away from others and to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. It is also beneficial for your general health to maintain a balanced diet, stay well hydrated, exercise regularly and sleep well.



COVID-19 IS NOT transmitted through houseflies


To date, there is no evidence or information to suggest that the COVID-19 virus transmitted through houseflies. The virus that cause COVID-19 spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. You can also become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands. To protect yourself, keep at least 1-metre distance from others and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces. Clean your hands thoroughly and often and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.




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