COVID-19: Man in Ghana uses charcoal to kill germs as hand sanitizer prices rise (Video)

COVID-19: Man in Ghana uses charcoal to kill germs as hand sanitizer prices rise (Video)

- A gentleman in Ghana has taken to the use of naked fire to kill germs claiming that hand sanitizer prices have risen too high

- It is not clear if the video was made just for laughs but the method of getting rid of germs is strongly discouraged

- The best way to get rid of germs in these hard times is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact with other people

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A young man in Ghana whose name has not been disclosed was captured in a video attempting to use naked fire to kill germs as the prices of hand sanitizers have spiked in the country.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of TV3 Ghana, the young man was captured barechested as he wore only shorts while engaged in the rather interesting act.

He mentioned categorically that he would not spend GHC 50 on hand sanitizers whilst the price of charcoal is only GHC 1 which he can equally use to kill germs.

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Watch the video below:

It should be clearly stated that using naked fire to kill germs is not recommended by any health experts or organizations championing the move to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Although it seems to be the case that the coronavirus pathogen cannot survive in hot areas, using naked fire is too dangerous. What some health experts have recommended is a hot bath.

Besides, the use of charcoal or naked fire cannot fully replace the use of hand sanitizers because the sanitizers can be carried or used anywhere and everywhere.

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In the bid to protect oneself from contracting COVID-19 and preventing the spread of the pandemic, the most effective way remains washing one's hands very well with soap and water, and staying away from other people and public places.

In other news regarding hand sanitizers, a Ghanaian gentleman Opoku Ababio and his wife Dorothy Opoku along with three other accomplices have been arrested for making and selling fake hand sanitizers.

In a video report sighted YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of Joy FM, the illegal hand sanitizer manufacturing unit was at a suburb of Techiman where all the five suspects were arrested.

Ghana as a country is witnessing a shortage in hand sanitizers following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country which requires constant washing of hands or use of hand sanitizers.

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