Consuming high-strength alcohol doesn’t kill the COVID-19 virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday in a bid to conjure bogus news.
“Stress and misinformation have created a harmful myth that swallowing high-strength alcohol can ruin the COVID-19 virus. It Doesn’t,” WHO Europe composed on Tuesday.
“Consuming any alcohol presents health hazards, but swallowing high-strength ethyl alcohol (ethanol), especially if it’s been adulterated with methanol, could lead to severe health effects, such as death,” it added.
The UN organization rather called on authorities to enforce measures that restrict the consumption of alcohol, especially in states under confinement.
“Sometimes of lockdown throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, alcohol ingestion may impair health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviors, mental health difficulties, and violence, and” it went on to say.
At the first fourteen days of this French lockdown, reports of domestic violence soared by over 30%, the nation’s interior ministry showed late last month.
The National Domestic Abuse helpline in the united kingdom has witnessed a 25% rise in calls and internet requests for assistance.
By WHO, three million people lose their lives annually to alcohol, a third of whom have been in Europe.