MYTH 1 - Spraying alcohol all over the body can eliminate the COVID-19 virus in the body.
Alcohol is only effective to kill any bacteria and viruses found on surfaces but not the virus found in the body. Refraining contact between your hands and face can better prevent the virus from entering the body.
MYTH 2 - It is necessary to wear mask all the time
Wearing a mask is essential if you or the person you are looking after displays COVID-19 symptoms (E.g. fever, cough, runny nose). Masks are effective only if it is worn correctly and accompanied with frequent handwashing.
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MYTH 3 - Eating garlic prevents the COVID-19 virus
Although raw garlic is known as a health food that has antimicrobial properties, it is not scientifically proven to prevent the COVID-19 virus. Scientists have yet to develop vaccines and medicine for the virus.
MYTH 4 - It is unsafe to open packages from areas with COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 viral particles persist on surfaces for periods ranging from several hours to several days depending on physical conditions. There is a low risk of transmission through packages from affected countries, especially if shipment spans over longer period of time.
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MYTH 5 - Antibiotics are effective to prevent and treat COVID-19
COVID-19 is a virus, not a bacterial infection where antibiotics are effective against. Antibiotics cannot kill viruses as they have different structures and replicate differently. Treatments are administered to relief symptoms of COVID-19 while the body fights the virus itself.
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