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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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FALSE: 31 coronavirus patients recover in Ghana

An image detailing the coronavirus spread statistics in West Africa published by the West African Health Organization (WAHO) claims 31 coronavirus patients in Ghana have recovered. But this is False.

The image titled “COVID-19 CASE ECOWAS REGION UPDATE” captures the country-specific statistics from all 15 ECOWAS members states, with figures on total confirmed, total recovered…

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Fact-check: Have 8 coronavirus patients in Ghana recovered?

The Ghana Health Service has rejected reports that 8 coronavirus patients in Ghana have recovered.

Social media including Facebook and Twitter have been buzzing with reports about the recovered patients and at a point, #8Ghanaians was trending as one of the most discussed topics on twitter in Ghana.

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