Madagascar to continue selling COVID-19 herbal ‘treatment’

Despite warning from World Health Organisation, Madagascar is going ahead with the sale of its controversial herbal remedy for COVID-19 on sale.

You may recall that the World Health Organization had warned that the tonic is not yet proven.

The country’s self-proclaimed coronavirus cure has already been ordered by several countries including Tanzania, Liberia and the Republic of Congo.

The COVID-19 Organics is based on a plant with anti-malarial properties. It was developed by the state-run Malagasy Institute of Applied Research.

Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina launched the tonic last month, claiming it had cured several people.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has said South Africa will help Madagascar to scientifically test the herbal remedy.

Updated: May 13, 2020 — 11:03 pm

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