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    No. There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline can protect people from the infection. While regular rinsing helps recover from common cold, the same cannot be said about respiratory infections.

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    Receiving post or packages from China cannot put you at risk of contracting the virus as it does not survive long on objects like letters and packages.

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    UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as it can cause irritation.

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    There has been no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus. Those infected should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat the symptoms and should receive optimized supportive care in severe cases.

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    While garlic might have some antimicrobial properties, there has been no evidence that eating garlic can prevent the infection.

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    No. Vaccines against pneumonia like pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccines, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV.

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    No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCov. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or clean them with alcohol based hand rubs. Follow that by drying them thoroughly with paper towels or a warm air dryer.

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    No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. Antibiotics should not be used to prevent or treat the 2019-nCoV, because it is a type of virus. You may receive antibiotics for bacterial co-infection.

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    No. Sesame oil does not kill the new coronavirus. Chemicals like bleach, chlorine based disinfectants, ether solvents, 75% ethanol, peracetic acid and chloroform can kill the 2019 nCoV on surfaces. However, these can be dangerous for your skin.

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    No. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over the body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Only use these substances under appropriate recommendations because they can be harmful to eyes and mouth.

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    Thermal scanners effectively detect people who have developed a fever, but cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever, since it takes 2-10 days before the infected person develops a fever.

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