- They are specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus
To date, there are not specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat COVID-19. Those infected with the virus should receive appropriate medicine that will assist with the relief and treatment of symptoms. Those with severe illness should receive additional medical care and support and hospitalisation if needed. Currently, they are several clinical trials taking place to assist with the development of a vaccine.
- Hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus
The answer is, no. Hand dryers are not effective in killing COVID-19. To protect yourself against the virus, you need to clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water.
- Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating Coronavirus
Unfortunately, antibiotics do not work against viruses as they only treat bacteria. As COVID-19 is a virus, it cannot be prevention and treatment. Antibiotics can be prescribed for other bacterial infections that may result if you are hospitalised.
- Cold weather cannot kill the virus
As winter approaches for South African’s, you might have heard the myth that cold weather can kill the coronavirus. This is not true, as the normal body temperature is around 36.5 °C, regardless of the temperature outside.
- Certain food like pepper and soup can prevent and cure coronavirus.
No confirmed food can cure COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practice social distancing, wash and sanitize your hands frequently. You can eat certain food to improve your immune system for your overall health.
Make sure that you practice safe hygiene practices, social distancing, and wear a mask whenever you are in public. We also encourage you to only go out of home for necessities and if you are an essential worker.
The information related to coronavirus was correct at the time of publishing according. Please click here to view the
World Health Organisation article.