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The WHO, in a series of tweets, busted several myths about coronavirus, especially regarding rise in temperature. Wikimedia Commons

Though many experts have expressed optimism towards the onset of summer in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday said high temperature would not finish the virus.

The WHO, in a series of tweets, busted several myths about coronavirus, especially regarding rise in temperature. “Exposing yourself to sun or to temperatures higher than 25 degree Celsius doesn’t prevent Covid-19. You can catch Covid-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is,” the WHO said.


Stating that countries having higher temperature didn’t remain unaffected, it said the only way to be safe was to ensure hygiene. “Countries with hot weather have also reported Covid-19 cases. To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly, and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose,” the WHO said.


Though many experts have expressed optimism towards the onset of summer in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday said high temperature would not finish the virus. Pixabay

The WHO said drinking methanol, ethanol or bleach wouldn’t prevent or cure Covid-19 and could be extremely dangerous, as these were used in cleaning products to kill the virus on surfaces. “If consumed, they will not kill the virus in the body, but will harm internal organs,” it said. Also drinking alcohol was no protection against coronavirus, it said and added, frequent or excessive liquor consumption could increase risk of health problems.

On myth around holding breath for a few minutes to check coronavirus, the WHO said, “Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort doesn’t mean you are free from the coronavirus or any other lung disease.”

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The best way to confirm about the disease was laboratory test. “You can’t confirm it with this breathing exercise, which can even be dangerous,” said the WHO. (IANS)


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Snapdeal co-founder and COO Rohit Bansal on Friday lauded a man who facilitated 64 registrations for the vaccine on the CoWin portal.

Even as India celebrates reaching a milestone of 100 crore Covid vaccine doses, Snapdeal co-founder and COO Rohit Bansal on Friday lauded a man who facilitated 64 registrations for the vaccine on the CoWin portal. In a video shared on his Facebook and Twitter page, Bansal hailed Sonu Kumar as a "citizen celebrity".

Bansal said that Kumar not only helped "just co-workers and family but complete strangers too. With patience, empathy and uncanny jugaad". He added that Kumar joined him "many moons ago" and completed his open school from a parking lot.

"Education has helped this wonderful man enable others to get India back on track. Bravo! The CoWin portal on Thursday mentioned that a total of 100 crore vaccine doses has been administered so far to the eligible population under the vaccination drive in India, nine months after the nationwide inoculation programme was started to protect the people against Covid-19.

"It's a cause of significant celebration and happiness," Bansal said in the video. He said that while people just help a few around them, Kumar "bridged the digital gap" for 64 people, who were finding it difficult to register themselves online on the vaccine portal. Kumar said he doesn't feel that he has contributed much towards the 100 crore vaccine dose count. "I have been able to help only 64 people, if I was able to help more I would have been happier." (IANS/ MBI)


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A health worker counts antiretroviral drug tablets for a patient at The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) in the capital Kampala, Uganda, July 12, 2012.

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Uganda has kickstarted a trial for the injectable HIV drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine. Researchers and those living with HIV say the trial will likely end pill fatigue, fight stigma, improve adherence and ensure patients get the right dosage.

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Prepare for the special celebrations this festive season with the ultimate beauty well-being checklist which will not only make you look good on the outside but also shine from the inside.

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After the long dull period of the pandemic and lockdowns, one must be looking forward to the festival season with new excitement and zest. So obviously you want to look and feel your best. Beauty regimes are not just skin deep, they de-stress and uplift your spirits. Prepare for the special celebrations this festive season with the ultimate beauty well-being checklist which will not only make you look good on the outside but also shine from the inside.

Rachit Gupta, Director, OxyGlow Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd, said, "Festivals are a time to shine bright and invest in a proper beauty well-being regime from head to toe. The key is to know what ingredients suit you and choose the brand which ensures good quality products. Especially in the day and time when there is so much stress, pollution, sun damage, etc. One cannot go wrong with the beauty product that they are using. The right products can unleash one's true beauty and make them refreshed to be able to enjoy the festivities fully."

* Headturner -- How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. But do not forget a proper hair care regime can relax and clear your mind. Start with a good oil massage which provides nourishment to the hair and scalp. It throws the stress right out. Coconut oil, Amla oil, Argan oil and Red onion oil are especially recommended. Special occasions call for special treatment, after a good hair wash deep condition your hair with a mask. A Keratin hair mask works wonders by putting life into your hair. Finish up with a vitamin-enriched serum for lustrous hair.

A good hair regime protects and strengthens the hair leaving it nourished and rejuvenated How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. | Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

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