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Twitter Media Studio : ❌ Lemon juice cures the virus
❌ Mosquitos spread the virus
❌ Taking a blood test will get you a coronavirus test

Here’s some coronavirus myths you should ignore…

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Twitter Media Studio : Within minutes, fake news shared on WhatsApp can reach millions

Stop and think twice before forwarding coronavirus advice

Think: Is this advice really true, do you trust a ‘friend of a friend’?…

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Twitter Web App : Find out more about the unprecedented measures countries around the world are taking to prevent the coronavirus spreading:

Twitter Web App : While the World Health Organization says healthy people don’t need to wear face masks, unless caring for someone who is ill, Austria has made it obligatory to use them in supermarkets…

Twitter Web App : In some Colombian towns, people are allowed outside based on the last digit of their national ID number

Nearby Bolivia is proposing a similar approach

Twitter Web App : In Malaysia the government was forced to apologise after its women’s ministry posted cartoons online, telling wives to dress up, wear makeup and avoid nagging their husbands during the country’s partial lockdown

The posters were later taken down

Twitter Web App : Turkmenistan has reportedly gone for a completely different approach and banned the word “coronavirus”

Authorities say no cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the country, which borders one of the world’s hardest-hit nations, Iran

Twitter Web App : In Panama restrictions on movement are now based on gender

Currently, men and women will be able to leave their homes for only two hours at a time, on different days

No-one will be allowed to go out on Sundays

Twitter Web App : Countries across the globe are taking unprecedented steps to combat coronavirus

Here are some of the more unusual measures, ranging from the extreme to the creative

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