If you log on to social media, almost everyone is talking about COVID-19. The outbreak has become a trending topic on all platforms.
But as a result of COVID-19 continues to be comparatively new, numerous misinformation and false info have surfaced throughout the online.
So it is very important know what’s true and what’s not. Here are the nine myths in Africa circulating about COVID-19:
1. Mosquitoes spread coronavirus (False)
3. Fantastic remedies (sesame oil rubbed on your body, child’s urine, herbal remedies) can stop Coronavirus (False)
4. Ordering or buying products shipped from China will make a person infected.
This is false as there is no evidence to show that there has been transmission through packages.
5. Children are immune to coronavirus (false)
7. Coronavirus is a biological weapon (false)
8. 5G causes or worsens Coronavirus (fake)
9. A conspiracy (to take down a famous person) – false