A wrong notion that liquor improves immunity to fight the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has sent Iran’s already stressed health care system into a tizzy.

Battling hard to stem the spread of the COVID-19, which has devoured nearly 4500 lives, the country is also coming to grips with a spurious liquor problem that has killed more than 700 people.

Recently a viral video showed that a five-year-old child recuperating in an Iranian hospital had lost vision after his parents forced him to drink highly concentrated liquor to get protection from the pandemic.

Sources told Anadolu Agency that the alarming

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