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Coronavirus: WHO states "spraying alcohol or chlorine in the body will not destroy COVID-19"

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As shown by 33 successful COVID 19 cases and a host of suspected cases in and around the capital, everyone is in a state of panic.

As shown by 33 successful COVID 19 cases and a host of suspected cases in and around the capital, everyone is in a state of panic. Drug stores are running out of masks and sanitizers as people store up on them.

Although advisories are being issued by the health ministry and WHO, people believe in just about anything and everything they read online. One of several forward what s apps urged people to drink alcohol in order to stay healthy and combat the deadly virus. Let's immerse ourselves straight in to know the truth.

Can alcohol destroy coronavirus?

The reply to that is NO!

If the virus has already entered the body, it can not damage you by rubbing alcohol on your blood or eating it, the World Health Organization says. Sprinkling alcohol can actually harm clothing and mucus membranes (eyes and mouth). Alcohol and chlorine may be used to desinfect the surfaces, but they should be used according to appropriate recommendations, says WHO. So, it's wrong to say that alcohol or beer products can help prevent COVID 19 from being used.

What else we can do?

Using hand sanitizers containing alcohol in excess of 60 per cent is an effective way to destroy microbes. The virus has an envelope structure that alcohol will damage but if the virus has already reached the body, drinking alcohol won't help. To safeguard yourself from hitting the virus, WHO recommends that everyone should wash their hands frequently or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol in it. Do not touch your face until you wash your hands, too.

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