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A Facebook post claims that this is World Steam Week. Inhaling steam will kill Coronavirus and cure patients of COVID-19. We investigated and found out that the message is fake.
A Facebook post published in Hindi by a page called reads, “World Steam Week, According to doctors, if COVID-19 is hit by steam from the nose, the corona can be eradicated. Everyone should start a steam campaign. To work in the above direction, we urge people from all over the world to start the steam process for a week from 07 August to 14 August, namely morning, afternoon and evening. Just 5 minutes to inhale steam. By adopting this practice for a week we are sure that the deadly COVID-19 will be erased, please send this message to all our groups, relatives, friends and neighbors so that we can all kill this coronavirus together and this beautiful HV can run freely in the world. Thank you, Request to be sent to each group.”
Is it World Steam Week?
There is no news about World Steam Week. We have checked multiple international media platforms, and authority health platforms. No one has reported on any such event been declared.
There is a STEAM week organized by Steam University which is an educational event and has nothing to do with COVID-19 pandemic. The last of this event happened in November 2019.
Can Coronavirus be killed through Steam?
No. We have done a detailed Fact Check on this earlier. You can read it here.
Doctors across the world have clarified multiple times that hot water, salt water, gurgling with hot water, drinking tea or inhaling steam cannot kill Coronavirus. They may help to give momentary relief to a particular symptom of COVID-19 by clearing up the nasal passage but has no virus eliminating property.
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