WHO warned against eating cabbage as Coronavirus remains the longest on its surface? Here’s the truth

Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, a message is being circulated online warning people against eating cabbage as ‘WHO has said that the virus remains the longest in cabbage’.

“पत्तागोभी हो सके तो मत खाना, ठीक सुना आपने WHO की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार पत्तागोभी की परत में Corona Virus सबसे ज़्यादा समय ठहर रहा है. जहां बाक़ी जगह यह virus 9-12 घंटे ठहर रहा है वहीं पत्ता गोभी में यह virus 30 घंटे से अधिक ठहर रहा है. सभी शहर के लोगों से निवेदन है कि पत्तागोभी से दूरी बनाएं” – the post read.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be false.

The WHO has not made any such statement. Since COVID-19 is a new Coronavirus strain, till now, no such research or evidence has come to the fore saying that the coronavirus remains the longest in cabbage.

Press Information Bureau put out a post rubbishing this FAKE claim.

Moreover, according to the WHO‘s website, the “virus may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).”

The above information proves that the claim is False.

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