Coronavirus is still growing and spreading around the world, killed 114,208 people and caused diseases to over 18.5 lakh people. It has been scaring people across the world. Many people are searching for ways to protect them from this deadly virus. There are some questions like if hot drinks could kill coronavirus or not. Check out the answer here.

Can Hot Drink Kill Coronavirus?

There is a lot of news saying that hot drinks can kill coronavirus. Some others say drinking hot water could protect us from COVID-19. In fact, hot drinks cannot kill coronavirus, confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the WHO, the hot drink can help us feel comfortable and prevent flu viruses in the cold weather. However, it cannot protect you from COVID-19. 

Can Hot Drinks Kill Coronavirus
Can Hot Drinks Kill COVID-19 virus

Ron Eccles, a professor in respiratory diseases at Cardiff University in the UK confirmed the WHO’s statement. He said there was no evidence about the effectiveness of hot drinks in protecting people from virus infection. He studied the effect of hot drinks on normal flu and found out that hot drinks can reduce flu systems but it cannot kill the virus. 

Dont Trust Fake News
Don't Trust Fake News

BBC Future also had a report on why hot drinks cannot prevent virus infection. It’s because the virus SARS-CoV-2 couldn’t be wiped out when you drink warm water or gargle your throat. This virus enters your body through eyes, noses, and mouths. When we inhale the droplets containing this virus, it enters our bodies and heads to our lungs where hot water cannot reach. 

Throat Gargle Cannot Eliminate Covid 19 Virus
Throat Gargle Cannot Eliminate SARS-CoV-2 Virus

In conclusion, hot drinks and hot water cannot kill coronavirus. It’s not a method to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It can only reduce the discomfort of normal flu symptoms. Therefore, don’t trust fake news and unauthorized news and practice wrong coronavirus preventions. Instead, you should take precautions and follow the Government’s instruction on preventing coronavirus. People should keep safe social distance, do hygiene regularly, and practice instructions of the Government and health officers.