Myths and Facts about COVID -19 (Corona Virus) on African related Social Media may be another epidemic to contend with as the world fight the spread of the virus.

According to Gist Nigeria powered by BBC and Channels Television, the negative sensitization on African social media on the causes, prevention and solution are spreading like the virus.

The Gist Nigeria has separated the facts from the myths for your takeaways

Myth 1

Spraying Alchohol or chlorine all over your body will kill the new coronavirus

Fact 1

No, they won’t kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to the cloth or mucous membranes, that is, the eyes and mouth

Myth 2

Eating garlic can help prevent the new coronavirus

Fact 2

Garlic is healthy food but there is no evidence to show that eating it has protected people from the new coronavirus

Myth 3

The new Coronavirus infects only the older people; younger people are not susceptible

Fact 3

People of all ages can be infected  but older people and people with pre-existing conditions like asthma and diabetes appear to be more vulnerable. Everyone is encouraged to practice good hygiene.