As the new coronavirus continues to ravage the world, you have likely been hit with a barrage of information about the disease since it emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.
As with any pandemic and global phenomenon, there is a lot of information ranging from the absurd to outright laughable, along with myths about the virus that are now widespread.
So what is true and what’s false? Here are some common misconceptions versus the reality.
1. High temperatures prevent infection
•There is currently no evidence that people in areas experiencing hot and humid weather cannot contract the virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.
•People in such areas, including the tropics, are as likely to be infected as those in other areas. As recent cases on the continent have proved, black people are not immune to coronavirus infection.