PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Despite the health ministry’s warning, false information on Covid-19 and bogus remedies for the disease remain rampant in Malaysia.
Herbs, healing oils, honey and home-made concoctions – these are some of the “preventive medicines” being talked about among Malaysians.
The Sabah state, which consistently recorded four-figure cases in Malaysia’s third wave of Covid-19 infections, seems to be also a hotspot for baseless homemade cures and remedies.
Covid-19 patients said they are often bombarded with misinformation on how to treat the virus, ranging from a concoction of water with sliced lemon and garlic cloves to drinking a local distilled rice wine called montoku.
A former Covid-19 patient, who recalled how a relative shared with him an “important” tip, described it as “nothing but nonsense”.
“The tip is to take a young coconut, mix its juice with lime and a spoon of salt before…