Man living in China claims he beat coronavirus with 'hot whiskey and honey'
As more and more reports come in regarding people afflicted with the coronavirus, a British man living in China is claiming that he managed to beat it after treating it with plenty of hot toddies and honey.
Connor Reed, a 25-year-old English teacher from Wales who currently lives in the Chinese city of Wuhan, was one of the first ex-pats to be diagnosed with the disease which has killed 362 people since its outbreak.
In a recent interview with British tabloid newspaper The Sun, Reed claimed that he was diagnosed with the deadly illness two months ago, and was met with apathy and dismissal when he reported it to the Foreign Office.
Admitting himself to the Zhongnan University Hospital after developing a cough and breathing difficulties, he was told two weeks later that he had contracted the coronavirus. Undeterred by the diagnosis, Reed managed to shake off the illness with a traditional cure: drinking hot whiskey and honey.
Commenting on his experience in a later interview, Reed stated: "I used the inhaler which helped control the cough and drank a hot whiskey with honey until that ran out. It's an old fashioned remedy but it seemed to do the trick. I did refuse to take the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me because I didn't want to take any medicines."
Recently a Chinese medic was spotted crying from the stress of treating so many coronavirus patients:
He added: "Wuhan is becoming a real ghost town - there is hardly anybody in the streets and the shops are running low of fresh fruit and vegetables. And there is no medicine or masks left in the pharmacies. If you go out without a mask the police will arrest you. The authorities are really worried about how to contain this and stop it spreading."
Commenting on the virus in a recent statement made to BBC News, chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty stated: "We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus."
This gigantic hospital was erected in just five days to combat the flu:
He added: "The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus. The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread."