The myths and truths about COVID-19 in pictures

12:56 PM Mar 28, 2020 | Team Udayavani |

The number of coronavirus cases in India has gone up to 873 with 9 deaths and 79 recovered cases as per the Ministry of Health at 11 am IST (March 28,2020) .


The country is under lockdown for 21 days from March 25 till April 14 and people are opting for self-isolation during the health emergency situation. However, there are several myths and false ideas being spread about the coronavirus. Here’s all you need to know:

Antibiotics not effective in treating coronavirus

No antibiotics is effective in treating coronavirus.

The incubation period of COVID-19 is 5 days is a myth

The incubation period of COVID-19 is 1-14 days.

One bowl garlic is not a cure for coronavirus

No scientific evidence on one bowl garlic being cure for coronavirus.

Holding your breath for 10 sec is not a coronavirus test

Holding your breath doesn’t prove you cannot be infected by a coronavirus.

No evidence of Pets catching COVID-19 yet

Coronavirus survives only a few hours is a myth

Coronavirus may persist on the surface for hours and days.

Heavy intake of Vitamin C cannot cure corona infection


Regular intake of Vitamin C boosts immunity.

People of all ages can get affected due to coronavirus

People of all ages can get affected due to coronavirus. It’s a myth that it affects only older people.

Bitter gourd juice can’t treat coronavirus

Moist throat ensures protection is a myth

 There is no scientific claim to support the fact that moist throat ensures protection.



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