Madagascar’s COVID-Organics touted by President Rajoelina as a cure and prevention for COVID-19 has been found ineffective.
News Nigeria reports that the sobering verdict was given by Nigeria’s government on Thursday.
According to the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, the herbal drink didn’t show any evidence that it had real curative properties against COVID-19.
Ehanire spoke at the 52nd Joint National Briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19.
According to him, the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), has shared its final report on the evaluation of Madagascar’s COVID-Organics.
He said that the initial report showed that its main ingredient is that the same as sweet wormwood .
“While the preparation at high dose showed activity in reducing the frequency of cough, it didn’t show any evidence that it’s real curative properties against COVID-19.
“However, we shall still support all genuine efforts toward finding local COVID-19 cures,” Ehanire said.