Hennessy has in a statement refuted claims that the whisky helps fight against Coronavirus as Nairobi governor Mike Sonko had insinuated.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko donated coronavirus food stuff to the less fortunate.

Included in the package were small bottles of Hennessy cognac.

In the widely shared clip, Sonko who was addressing a press conference said:

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WE ARE GIVING SOME SMALL BOTTLES OF HENNESSY IN THE FOOD PACK WHICH WE SHOULD GIVE TO OUR PEOPLE…FROM THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IT HAS BEEN REVEALED THAT ALCOHOL PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN KILLING THE CORONAVIRUS OR ANY SORT OF VIRUS.

Clarifying on the issue Hennessy management wrote,

OUR ATTENTION HAS BEEN DRAWN TO A VIDEO CIRCULATING ACROSS DIFFERENT MEDIA CHANNELS ON TUESDAY APRIL 14, 2020 ALLEGING THAT THE CONSUMPTION OF HENNESSY HELPS TO FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19.

HENNESSY WOULD LIKE TO STRESS THAT THE CONSUMPTION OF OUR BRAND OR ANY OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE DOES NOT PROTECT AGAINST THE VIRUS,” SAID HENNESSY IN THE STATEMENT.

The World Health Organization had previously warned that drinking alcohol cannot protect one from COVID-19.

The World Health Organization had previously warned that drinking alcohol cannot protect one from COVID-19.

do not be deceived, wash your hands with soap and running water, sanitize, keep social distance and you will be safe.

You should also read Why Governor Sonko Has Been Stopped From Distributing Food To The Needy

(H/T Mpasho)

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