Heavy drinking of alcohol may increase the risk of contracting coronavirus and the severity of COVID-19, warn experts amid reports that alcohol consumption is on the rise.
A man wears a face mask as he shops for food at a market in Vienna on March 30, 2020. (AFP)
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Members of the Iranian Red Crescent test people for coronavirus outside Tehran on March 26, 2020. (AFP)
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Ecuador's Health Minister personnel gives gel alcohol as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus in Quito, on March 10, 2020. (AFP)