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Singaporean scientists have found that aspirin can cure COVID-19 patients.

Singapore's Ministry of Health has confirmed that no such studies took place and that aspirin cannot cure the virus.

A post making rounds on social media states that scientists in Singapore have found that aspirin can cure COVID-19. There is no evidence of this.

The post claims that medics performed an autopsy on an individual who died of COVID-19 and had changed their advice on the virus as a result of their findings. The message adds that Singapore's scientists allegedly said that ventilators and procedures in the ICU were unnecessary and that paracetamol or aspirin should be used to treat symptoms instead.

The claim was dismissed by Singapore's health ministry, which categorically denied that the autopsy took place. It urged the public not to spread false information that may cause alarm. The government encouraged concerned individuals to visit its website for accurate details on the COVID-19 outbreak. Similar claims in Russia and Italy have been debunked.

Several drugs are currently being trialed to investigate antiviral treatments for patients with COVID-19, but there is no confirmed "cure" for the virus. Vaccines have been found to be over 90 percent effective in protecting individuals from COVID-19.

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 Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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