Another myth you have heard about the coronavirus: maize meal (mielie meal) will decrease the chance of you dying from COVID-19.

This is not true. Maize meal does not decrease chances of getting sick with COVID-19 or dying from the disease. Because this is a new virus, there are still no proven medicines that fight the virus. It can be dangerous to take medicines that are unproven against a disease.

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