New Delhi: Multiple posts have surfaced on Facebook and Instagram together with different social media platforms with the false declare that the World Health Organization has issued steering stating a mix of water, vinegar and salt is a treatment for Coronavirus particularly in Sri Lanka.
A false declare that consuming a lot of water or gargling heat water combined with salt and vinegar can forestall novel coronavirus was shared extensively on Instagram and Facebook alongside a picture that exhibits a World Health Organization (WHO) and a inventory picture of two scientists. No well being physique, together with the WHO, has issued such steering about Covid-19.
The Sinhala-language textual content overlay on the picture interprets to English as: “The coronavirus remains in your throat for about four days before it infects your lungs. Therefore, drink plenty of water and gargle it in the throat with salt mixed with warm water or vinegar. Share this message as much as possible and help save many lives. It is your duty and responsibility to safeguard yourself, your home, your city and your country.”
According to AFP Fact Check, in response to the declare, a spokesperson for Sri Lanka’s Health Promotion Bureau instructed AFP the declare had not originated from “verified sources”.
The spokesperson instructed AFP on October 9, 2020 “Developing habits such as drinking water is good for one’s health. However, practicing it with the belief it protects from Covid-19 infection is dangerous as there is no scientific basis behind the claim and most importantly, there is no cure for the novel coronavirus yet.”
And added, “Such Information only creates a false sense of protection which can divert the public from practicing measures that can actually lower the risk of Covid-19 infections – following the national health and safety guidelines.”
On the official WHO web site reads, “While some western, traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID-19, there is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease.”
There isn’t any proof that means that the virus stays within the throat for 4 days.