Firefighters disinfect a square against the new coronavirus in western Tehran, Iran. Photo: AP Firefighters disinfect a square against the new coronavirus in western Tehran, Iran. Photo: AP
Firefighters disinfect a square against the new coronavirus in western Tehran, Iran. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: In Iran, the false belief that toxic methanol fights Covid-19 kills hundreds

  • Nearly 300 people have been killed so far by ingesting methanol across the country out of the false belief it kills the virus
  • Fake remedies spread across social media in Iran, where people remain suspicious of the government after it downplayed the outbreak for days

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Firefighters disinfect a square against the new coronavirus in western Tehran, Iran. Photo: AP Firefighters disinfect a square against the new coronavirus in western Tehran, Iran. Photo: AP
Firefighters disinfect a square against the new coronavirus in western Tehran, Iran. Photo: AP
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