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People in India are bathing in cow dung claiming it cures coronavirus.

The video posted by The New York Post shows people bathing in cow dung, however, there is no scientific evidence that cow dung cures the coronavirus.

A video posted by the New York Post shows people in India bathing in cow dung as a means to cure coronavirus. There is no scientific evidence that suggests cow dung helps cure coronavirus and while there’s currently no known association between coronavirus and bovine species, the World Health Organisation did issue a warning stating that this virus, like any other, could easily spread through feces.

Although, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in India claimed that 'gaumutra' and 'gobar', or cow urine and dung, is very helpful against the spread of disease. The men in the video could be taking a bath following this claim.

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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