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Aaj Tak did not telecast the news which said drinking alcohol or weed can cure COVID-19.

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Some pictures of ‘Aaj Tak’ news channel’s telecast on TV are being shared widely on social media with a claim that drinking alcohol or weed can cure COVID-19. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Aaj Tak channel telecasted a program that said drinking alcohol or weed can cure COVID-19.

Fact: Aaj Tak channel did not telecast any program that said drinking alcohol or weed can cure COVID-19. The posted photos are taken from their fact-check episode. In the episode, they debunk the claim and conclude that neither a peg of alcohol nor weed can cure COVID-19. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.   

When searched for the news telecasted by Aaj Tak on Coronavirus, the episode, from which the photos were taken, was found on the ‘Aaj Tak HD’ YouTube channel. In the video, it can be seen that they do not claim that alcohol or weed can cure COVID-19. They debunk the posts which say that alcohol or weed can cure COVID-19.

Any vaccine or medicine for COVID-19

No, as of now, there is no vaccine or medicine for COVID-19

Also, ‘World Health Organization Western Pacific’ has tweeted that ‘drinking alcohol does not protect you from #nCoV infection’

Another post (archived) claiming that ‘weed kills Coronavirus’ is being shared virally on social media. Vivek Agnihotri has also tweeted (archived) the same on his Twitter account.

There is no evidence that weed kills Coronavirus. The picture was taken from a website where memes are created and posted.

To sum it up, Aaj Tak did not telecast any program that said drinking alcohol or weed can cure COVID-19.

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