Covid-19: Iranian child in coma after being given alcohol

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The family reportedly assumed that alcohol is a protection against coronavirus.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 7:53 AM

Last updated: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10:01 AM

A child in Iran slipped into a coma after drinking alcohol and lost his sight after being given alcohol as a supposed protective measure against coronavirus.
Rumours have been circulating online about potential cures against the virus, alcohol being one of them amid the coronavirus scare.
According to Al Arabiya report, the child was given alcohol by his family. The family reportedly assumed that alcohol is a protection against Covid-19.
In the video that went viral on social media, a medical professional standing by the child's bedside can be heard saying that the family had given the alcohol to him as a protective measure against coronavirus.
"I beg of you, do not give alcohol to your children. It is very dangerous," the doctor added.


 


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