Coronavirus is a deadly disease which has already claimed more than 3,000 lives and infected over 90,000 people worldwide. This disease was first reported in China in December 2019 and has spread to more than 60 countries. Coronavirus can cause various illnesses in human beings which include the common cold and more severe forms like SARS and MERS. There is no cure for this disease as yet.
Recently, two positive cases of the coronavirus were reported in India. A case was detected in Delhi and another from Telangana. This person had just returned from Dubai.
While coronavirus rapidly moves across the World, a lot of misinformation has been spreading online. In this blog, we will discuss things you must not do online, to avoid falling prey to misinformation on the coronavirus.
There are some fake ads which are doing the rounds on the internet; which claim to sell special masks to protect you from coronavirus. Do not fall for such ads as there are no special masks for coronavirus.
There is a debate which says that the N95 mask is better than a surgical mask to protect you from Coronavirus. There is no such thing as a mask which can protect you from the coronavirus. Health experts state that just masks alone cannot promise protection against the virus.
There is no official cure for the coronavirus. So, avoid buying products like medicines, oil and so on, which claim to protect you from the disease.
Avoid searching for information related to coronavirus disease on random websites. Avoid relying on all the information which is shown online.
There are some ads which claim to sell coronavirus test kits. Do not fall for such tricks and lose your money because there is no official kit available to detect coronavirus.
Avoid falling prey to WhatsApp messages and TikTok videos which give false information on Coronavirus.
You must not take suggestions regarding the coronavirus from random people like YouTubers or other influencers.
Avoid searching for symptoms related to coronavirus online. In case you are sick, it is good to consult a doctor and get a check-up done soon. The information available online is not always true.
Fraudsters are sending phishing emails related to coronavirus to trick people. They send fake emails claiming to be from WHO and other global bodies. These emails spread malware. So you must avoid clicking on them.
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