Madagascar and its President have been in the news recently for a herbal cure for coronavirus that they have manufactured.
A few weeks agao, the cure named Covid-Organics was launched by Andry Rajoelina, the President of Madagascar, as a herbal cure for COVID-19.
The herbal remedy is produced from the artemisia plant – the source of an ingredient used in a malaria treatment – and other Malagasy plants.
It was being marketed in a bottle and as a herbal tea after being tested on fewer than 20 people over a period of three weeks, the BBC reports.
So far, Madagascar has recorded 151 cases with 99 recoveries and zero deaths.
However, after the launch of the product, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that there is no proof for a COVID-19 cure.
The African Union has also said that it is in talks with Madagascar to obtain details regarding the safety and efficiency of the herbal remedy.
Meanwhile, Africans on Twitter are calling for African leaders to support Madagascar and purchase the products to help treat coronavirus cases in their respective nations.
Others also claim that the World Health Organisation and Europeans countries are refusing to consider Madagascar’s COVID-19 cure because it was made by an African country.
Below are tweets from Africans on the issue:
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