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Spike in COVID-19 cases as Madagascar hospitals struggle to cope with cases despite herbal drug

Hospitals in Madagascar are struggling to cope with a surge of Coronavirus cases, Report reveals.


This is coming after Madagascar’s herbal drug ‘COVID Organics (COV),’ which the country’s leaders said cures and prevent coronavirus has reportedly failed to halt Covid-19 spike.

According to BBC report, cases have quadrupled in the past month in the Indian Ocean island, with more than 13,000 infections and 162 deaths from Coronavirus.

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Despite the increase in COVID-19 cases, President Andry Rajoelina is still promoting the concoction as a cure for Covid-19 despite the World Health Organization (WHO) warning against using untested remedies.

For the last four months, children are also being offered the ‘COVID Organics (COV)’ at school to boost their health.

In a related story, We reported that the result from evaluation and analysis of Madagascar’s herbal drink ‘COVID Organics’ has been revealed by the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD).

This was contained in a statement released on Sunday, July 19 by the NIPRD.

According to the institute, the drug which contains majorly Artemisia annua cannot effectively cure Coronavirus as claimed.

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