[FALSE] “Alcohol kill coronavirus”

Image edited. The picture is from the meme template maker site. The template was deliberately produced to be used as a parody. According to WHO, when the virus has entered a person’s body, spraying alcohol or even drinking it will not be able to kill the virus.

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Category: Misleading Content
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Ronald Charles Rorimpandey’s account ( fb.com/ronald.rorimpandey ) uploaded an image to the Sulut Tetengkoren group – Manguni 123 ( fb.com/groups/1100060526675401 ) with narration:

“Wowww … Ayooo … then the culture of the Cap Tikus ancestor must be abolished … ??? Think first … !!! Peace … Note: For more information, I can get this directly from my Facebook.
Thank you .”

In the picture, there is the CNN logo, also the narration “Alcohol kill coronavirus”

Source: https://perma.cc/Y43K-NU5E (Archive) – It was shared 17 times when the screenshot was taken.

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EXPLANATION

Based on the results of a search by the Tempo Cek Fakta Team, according to verification by the East African fact-checking organization, PesaCheck, the picture was fake.

Based on Tempo’s search with Yandex and Google’s reverse image tools, the images came from the meme template maker site. The template was deliberately produced to be used as a parody. One of the sites that provide templates is Astrologymemes.com .

Reporting from the Times of India, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that improperly drinking alcohol can kill the Corona Covid-19 virus. When a virus has entered someone’s body, spraying alcohol or even drinking it will not be able to kill the virus.

WHO insists that alcohol and chlorine can be used to disinfect the surface of an object. However, both must still be used under appropriate recommendations. “So, it is wrong if you say that consuming alcohol or beer products can help prevent Covid-19,” WHO said.

To protect yourself from Corona virus transmission, WHO recommends frequent hand washing or using hand sanitizers with an alcohol content of more than 60 percent. In addition, WHO also recommends avoiding touching the face before washing hands.

Based on the Tempo news file, the doctors also warned that alcohol had no effect on the transmission of the Corona Covid-19 virus. According to them, the way to avoid the spread of the Corona virus is to comply with the health appeal and not make contact with infected patients.

Unfortunately, some Iranians believe the claim “drinking alcohol can kill the Corona Covid-19 virus” and eventually die. This is known after a hospital in Tehran, Iran, received many patients in the past few days who were poisoned from drinking alcohol in the hope of preventing Corona virus infection.

Reporting from Kompas.com , until March 10, 2020, there were 44 Iranians in Khuzestan and Alborz killed due to alcohol poisoning. They died from ingesting industrial grade ethanol and methanol. Meanwhile, more than 100 people were hospitalized in Khuzestan.

According to the ABC report, because Iran prohibits its citizens from drinking alcohol contained in drinks, victims drink alcohol from industries that are used as sanitizers. “One of the victims went blind and the other victims were in critical condition,” said Ahwaz University Faculty of Medical Sciences spokesman Ali Ehsanpour.

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