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Coronavirus In India. Here Are 4 Myths About The Virus To Which You Shouldn't Fall For

Since the outbreak of China has officially confirmed at least 7,711 cases of coronavirus. The infection is said to have spread to at least 15 countries.

The very first case of the Coronavirus in India has been confirmed from Thrissur, Kerala by the Health Ministery. Studying at Wuhan University in China the student was tested positive and is now kept in isolation. The patient is stable and is stable and is closely monitored said the Press Information Bureau. 

Since the outbreak China has officially confirmed at least 7,711 cases of coronavirus. The infection is said to have spread to at least 15 countries. As a preventive measure The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has been conducting thermal scanning of people arriving from China and Hongkong at seven major airports in India Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin and Hyderabad.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) coronavirus is a large group of viruses causing illness from the common cold to severe diseases such as   (SARS) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and (MERS) Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The new coronavirus (nCOV) is said to be a new strain that has never been identified in humans. After the news of this deadly virus, several misconceptions and myths are surfacing on the internet which will debunk some of them.

Myth no 1. Coronavirus is contagious and can be transmitted from human to human via the air we breathe.

Yes. Zhong Nanshan China's top SARS expert has confirmed the possibility of transmitting coronavirus from human-to-human. Initially, Wuhan's Health commission has denied of having any such proof of transmission from person to person. According to the report by The South China Morning Post.

Myth no 2. Eating Bat Soup is the cause of the Outbreak.

Several tabloid papers claimed that the bat soup is the cause of the outbreak. Wang Mengyun a young Chinese vlogger was heavily criticized for the practice of eating the soup when captured on her travel vlog. Earlier bats were thought to be the possible host of the virus by some researchers. After facing a massive backlash Mengyun has clarified that the video was being shot in 2016 at Micronesian nation of Palao where bats are part of the everyday diet of the islanders.

Myth no 3. Massive Graves are being built in China.

Images of bulldozers at a construction site in Wuhan have gone viral leading to rumors of China building massive graves. Well, the news of construction is true but not for grave China is building huge hospital facilities with a capacity of 3,300 for coronavirus patients. The construction is expected to be completed by 5th February 2020.

Myth no 4. Ayurvedic Medicine has the cure for Coronavirus.

In an advisory released on Wednesday by The Government Of India's Ministry of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Yoga and Naturopathy, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy has explained in details about the preventive methods for an infection from the novel coronavirus.


Good practice of hygiene is always advised during any viral epidemic. However, according to the experts, no known cure or vaccination is available for this deadly infection. 

Also Read: CoronaVirus - Origin, Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

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