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Drinking ginger juice with black pepper powder and honey would cure novel coronavirus.

There are no remedies or drugs that have been proven to prevent or cure the coronavirus disease.

A viral message on social media was claiming that a student from Pondicherry has found a COVID-19 remedy, a mixture of black pepper powder, honey, and ginger juice, which is approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a cure for the novel coronavirus.

The World Health Organization does not recommend any self-medication with medicines to treat or cure COVID-19. It has said that western, traditional, or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms, but they are not a cure for the coronavirus. However, products claiming to be vaccines to prevent COVID-19 might be considered falsified and might pose significant risks to public health. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health reports that there are no treatments or vaccines for COVID-19 approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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