Facts vs false claims: NDMA debunks rumours and misinformation on coronavirus COVID-19

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The rising curve of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19 internationally has additionally given a simultaneous rise to rumours and misinformation leading to panic amongst the individuals. In a bid to squash such rumours and allay fears, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday took to Twitter to spotlight the fact.

The complete variety of constructive circumstances in India attributable to COVID-19 reached 606, together with a complete of ten fatalities, at 9.30 (IST) on Wednesday. The NDMA took a complete of six factors and gave a reality verify in opposition to the false claims. They are:

1) Claim: A moist throat can guarantee safety from corona an infection.
Fact: False. There isn’t any scientific proof to help this declare

2) Claim:  Heavy consumption of Vitamin-C may also help in curing corona an infection.
Fact: Regular consumption of Vitamin-C boosts immunity. However, extreme consumption just isn’t really useful. 

3)  Claim: If you’ll be able to maintain your breath for 10 sec with out discomfort, you don’t have COVID-19.
Fact: Holding your breath for greater than 10 seconds with out discomfort doesn’t show whether or not you’re contaminated or not. 

4) Claim: Chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, is efficient in curing COVID-19.
Fact: False. The efficacy and effectivity of a selected drug for the remedy of Coronavirus can solely be determined by the treating doctor, as per teh really useful tips of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

5) Claim: A viral put up on social media claims a State authorities within the nation has really useful that the juice of bitter gourd is an efficient remedy for COVID-19
Fact: False. This declare is totally false. There isn’t any such remedy.

6) Claim: Paracetamol can deal with Coronavirus an infection.

Fact: Paracetamol can deal with one of many signs like fever. However, it isn’t a definitive remedy for COVID-19. Based on private historical past and different associated sicknesses and components, the remedy of a affected person can solely be determined by a medical skilled.

This comes amidst a nationwide lockdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from March 25 until April 14 to combat the lethal virus.