Fact Check: Drinking alcohol a cure to coronavirus?
New Delhi : Amid coronavirus outbreak, there have been several reports which claimed that drinking alcohol can keep you stay protected from the deadly coronavirus.
During the time of crisis, it is advised that one should not fall for anything coming on the internet and social media, instead check with the nearest doctor in case some symptoms are coming up of the disease.
While many people shared on social media that alcohol is prevention to coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it is not true.
Busting myths, misconceptions and misinformation about the deadly coronavirus, the WHO said: “No. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body.”
The officials also claimed that spraying alcohol on clothes and body can badly affect your skin and eyes.
“Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations,” the WHO said.
The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water, according to the organisation.
So far, coronavirus has been diagnosed in more than 1,00,000 people in China and outside the nation. More than 3500 people have lost their lives to the deadly virus first emerged in Wuhan city of China.