9 popular myths doing the rounds in Africa about the coronavirus - debunked

A member of medical staff wearing protective equipment takes a swab from a woman during screening tests, at the first reception center built to hold coronavirus disease screening tests, amid the spread of the coronavirus isease (COVID-19), in Abidjan, Ivory Coast April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Luc Gnago - RC295G9N7CEC

False rumours across the continent suggest that Africans can not be infected by the coronavirus. Image: REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Lisa Claire du Toit
Associate Professor,, University of the Witwatersrand
Neelaveni Padayachee
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology,, University of the Witwatersrand
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