Four coronavirus myths debunked

The World Health Organisation has called the spread of coronavirus misinformation an "infodemic".

Here we debunk some some popular myths.

Myth 1: Coronavirus is manmade. Just like SARS, the virus likely originated in bats and was transmitted to people.

Myth 2: Home remedies can cure or prevent the virus. Garlic, vitamin C and essential oils will not prevent or cure the virus, as there is currently no vaccine.

Myth 3: Black people don't get coronavirus. Anyone can get coronavirus, and it is quickly spreading in Africa.

Myth 4: Heat can kill the virus. There is no evidence that heat can kill the virus.

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