Fact and fiction - myths and truths about COVID-19

A child wears a mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as they arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand February 3, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun - RC2WSE963UTM

More than 169,000 people worldwide have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Image: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

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Several US conservative pundits and politicians have levelled accusations at China. Image: Twitter
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Empty shelves out of stock of hand wash are pictured in a supermarket in London, Britain, March 6 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls - RC2HEF98XU1V
Soaps, hand-gels and household items have been in high demand. Image: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls - RC2HEF98XU1V
Tito's responds to a Tweet about using vodka as hand-cleanser.
Do not mix up hand- sanitizers with alcoholic drinks. Image: Twitter
Can eating garlic help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?
Garlic: Great to eat but not a cure for COVID-19. Image: World Health Organization
Are there specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus
What medicines will treat the new coronavirus? Image: World Health Organization
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
Coronavirus can survive in any climate. Image: World Health Organization

What is the World Economic Forum doing about epidemics?

Can pets at home spread the new cornavirus
Can you catch the novel coronavirus from your pet? Image: World Health Organization
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