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FALSE: About 50% of Ghanaian men are impotent

A viral news report originally published by otecfmghana.com claims that about 50% of Ghanaian men are impotent. The claim, which is attributed to Consultant Urologist, Dr Samuel Amanamah has been republished by multiple online platforms but following further probe, the claim has been found to be false.

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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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