Coronavirus: desperate times drive some Chinese people to take desperate measures

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Desperate to protect themselves from Covid-19, the disease that has affected more than 60,000 people and killed more than a thousand, fearful residents in China are turning to wacky, and sometimes dangerous, ways to protect themselves.

In some cases people have been influenced by online rumours and turning to unscientific remedies.

One woman in the eastern province of Zhejiang read online that raw garlic could help, but ate so much of it that she ended up needing hospital treatment after it…

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