Fact-checked by: OjoPúblico

2020/03/25 | Peru

False: The application of menthol ointment in the nostrils helps to prevent the virus.

Explanation: There's no evidence that menthol ointment could prevent the infection from coronavirus, according the physicians consulted and information spread by WHO and FDA on the prevention of COVID-19.

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