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Quick Take

Another claim about Coronavirus cure has cropped up on social media. This one is about drinking hot tea, inhaling steam and gurgling with hot water. We fact check and find that the claim is false.

The Claim

A social media post by a user reads, “Chinese are not taking any medicine or any vaccine for Corona Virus. Every house has a Corona virus case. They have stopped going to hospital for cure. They instead kill the virus with heat. Very hot steam inhalation from kettle 4 times a day. Hot gargles 4 times a day. Hot tea 4 times a day. Virus dies in 4 days. 5th day they are Corona Negative.”

A snapshot of the post is given below and the archived version of the same can be seen here.

Fact Check

This is a fake claim and is similar to many other claims we have fact check before. You can read about them here and here.

Is China not concerned about Covid-19 drug?

Chinese researchers are continuously researching about a drug that can cure Covid-19. Here is a report about the Chinese scientists trying out Japanese Flu drug (Source) and here is a report about China advancing to clinical trial in their quest for finding a Covid-19 drug (Source).

Can tea kill Coronavirus?

No. This false claim has been debunked by fact checkers across the world. You can read about it here, here and here.

Can drinking hot water kill Coronavirus?

No. We have already done fact check on a similar topic. Read about it here.

Is drinking hot water a good thing for the body in general?

As per Ayurveda, Yes. Drinking hot water has some benefits. We have done a detailed article on the same here.

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