Fact-checked by: TjekDet.dk

2020/03/12 | Denmark

FALSE: If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds then you don’t have fibrosis and therefore no infection. Picture of text in English describing the method.

Explanation: The recommendation to hold your breath for 10 seconds is shared in several different social media posts. Supposedly, it can reveal if you have pneumonia, which is one of the symptoms if you have been infected with the coronavirus, COVID-19. But closing your mouth, holding your nose for ten seconds, and waiting for you to cough or not, you can't use for anything, experts say.

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