Right off the bat, here's an important announcement from the World Health Organization that refutes some of the rumored remedies and preventative steps that people are believing work.  The following 'claim' has been shared on Facebook more than 30,000 times in a number of countries, including the United States per the World Health Organization report:

Facebook posts shared thousands of times claim that holding your breath for more than 10 seconds is an effective test for the novel coronavirus, and that drinking water regularly can prevent the disease. The claims are false; the World Health Organization and other experts said there was no evidence to support these claims.

This completely refutes what has been seen on Facebook as follows: (if you see these message son Facebook, they are false claims and DO NOT WIORK:

"Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds," reads a post shared more than 24,000 times on a Cambodian Facebook page.

"If you can do this successfully without coughing ... it shows that you do not have fibrosis and generally indicate (sic) no infection".

The post also recommends drinking water every 15 minutes to "wash" the virus "into the stomach", where it will apparently be killed by hydrochloric acid.

The World Health Organization report quotes Karla Ronchini, infectologist at the Gaffrée e Guinle university hospital in Rio de Janeiro as saying:

"There is nothing people can do to know if they are infected, except have the test," she told AFP.

World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said there was "no evidence" to support the claims.

The above post, shared per the World Health Organization report, is suggesting that drinking water every 15 minutes will cause the virus to be

"washed into the stomach" and killed hydrochloric acid"

...this is completely untrue according to the World Health Organization report.

Washing your hands is one of the best pieces of advice in an effort to stopping the spread of the virus.  Here's the proper way to wash your hands, according to the report by the World Health Organization.  This info may seem basic and elementary but it could literally save your life.

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