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FALSE: Coronavirus vaccine discovered

Has a vaccine for the coronavirus been discovered? That is the claim on an image being circulated on messaging platform, WhatsApp.

But a Communications Adviser at World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Collins Boakye-Agyemang has told GhanaFact “It is not true.”

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FALSE: Drinking alcohol can help fight coronavirus

That is the claim made in a news clip by UTV, a popular television broadcaster in Ghana and uploaded onto YouTube.

While the UTV news presenter mentioned that the claim was allegedly made by Moses Onyah, there was no attempt to inform the public as to whether it was true or false.

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Unproven: Steam therapy cures coronavirus

In the videos posted on Facebook, people are being encouraged to inhale steam while being fully covered under a heavy blanket (makeshift sauna) to “breakdown” the virus and “grow the antibodies” necessary to fight the coronavirus.

After seeking clarification from officials of the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Medical Association, the claim is rated as unproven.

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FALSE: Chinese medical aid to Ghana contaminated with coronavirus

Videos, text messages and voice notes spreading falsities and well-worn hoaxes are being widely circulated in Ghana, like in many other countries around the world.

GhanaFact has been alerted to several claims on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram about a specific claim that Chinese medical aid received in Ghana has been contaminated with the coronavirus.

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