Who: alcohol Consumption does not protect against COVID-19, but it can lead to domestic violence

Alcohol does not protect against infection with coronavirus infection COVID-19. About it reported April 14, the world health organization (who).

“Fear and misinformation has given rise to the dangerous myth that the consumption of strong alcohol may kill coronavirus infection COVID-19. Alcohol does not protect against the disease, call on governments to adopt measures limiting the intake of these drinks, – reported in the international organization.

The who noted that “frequent and excessive use of alcohol can increase the risk of health problems”.

“During a pandemic COVID-19 you have to wonder what risks we go, leaving people for a long time in a confined space with alcohol, which is harmful to the health and safety of others, as it affects behavior and can lead to domestic violence”, – said the expert who Carina Ferreira-Borges.

According to the who recommendations, it is necessary to minimize the consumption of alcohol at any time, especially during a pandemic.

In Ukraine as of morning of April 15, coronavirus was confirmed in 3764 people, 143 of them have recovered, and 108 died.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, April 15 in the world recorded 2 million infitsirovannykh.

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