Governor Sarwar Shares False Information About Spread Of Coronavirus
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar is under fire on social media for sharing false information about the spread of coronavirus. While addressing a press conference in Islamabad about government’s efforts to contain the outbreak, the governor said, “If you drink hot water, the virus will go to your stomach instead of lungs, where it will be killed”, he said.
This myth about the deadly virus has been doing the rounds on social media since the breakout, but it has been debunked by health experts. One would expect the government officials to do some research before advising the public over the pandemic. Social media users reacted to the governor’s ill-informed statement.
Chaudhry Sarwar spreading pseudoscience. If drinking warm or hot water prevented coronavirus infection the Chinese would have never have had it because that's how they like their water. pic.twitter.com/155rDnqDAd
— Fasi Zaka (@fasi_zaka) March 19, 2020
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) March 19, 2020
Drinking hot water regularly does NOT kill Coronavirus. Thanks
— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) March 19, 2020