11 coronavirus myths busted

WHO has come up with a handy list to dispel the many false notions held about COVID-19

From ingesting bleach to taking hot baths, WHO has found it necessary to bust the many myths that have sprung up around COVID-19.

While some beliefs are silly or harmless, others are dangerous.

And all show the level of misinformation that has surrounded the novel coronavirus, how it spreads and whether it can be treated.

In most cases, WHO's answer is the same: COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, caused by a virus