New Delhi, May 9: A news article claiming that coronavirus can be prevented by drinking tea is doing rounds on social media. It also claim that consuming the beverage can stop the infection and people who are suffering from COVID-19 can recover quickly. The news article claims that the chemicals present in tea aids in killing of the virus. COVID-19 Fact Check Series: From Holding Breath For 10 Seconds As 'Self-Check Test' to ‘COVID-19 Three Stages’ Treatment Falsely Linked to Tata Health, 5 Fake Social Media Messages That Have Returned From 2020.
Debunking the false information, a fact check undertaken by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) has found out that claim being made in the news article is fake. PIB clarified that there is no scientific evidence that consumption of tea can prevent or reduce the coronavirus infection. COVID-19 Fact Check Series: From Coronavirus Medicine Mentioned in Class 12 ‘Jantu Vigyan Book’ to WHO Doctors Advise Against Social Distancing, 5 Fake Social Media Messages That Returned From 2020.
Fact Check By PIB:
एक ख़बर में दावा किया जा रहा है कि चाय पीने से #कोरोनावायरस के संक्रमण को रोका जा सकता है और इससे संक्रमित व्यक्ति जल्दी स्वस्थ भी हो सकता है।#PIBFactCheck: यह दावा #फर्जी है। इसका कोई वैज्ञानिक प्रमाण नहीं है कि चाय के सेवन से #COVID19 के संक्रमण का खतरा कम किया जा सकता है। pic.twitter.com/Xsg38RD9YD
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 9, 2021
Amid the spike in coronavirus cases across the country, various false and misleading information related to the virus and its treatment is being widely circulated over the internet. People have been advised not to believe in any information from any unverified sources and follow the guidelines and directives issued by the relevant authorities in this context.
COVID-19 can be prevented and people with the infection can recover faster by drinking tea.
The claim is fake. There is no scientific evidence for the same.
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