Ghana has not received a herbal cure for Covid-19 developed in Madagascar, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has said.
Rather, he explained that they have reached out to the government on their supposed cure and the drug will be tested for its efficacy.
The Information Minister was clarifying an earlier report put out on the Twitter page of the Information Ministry.
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Mr Oppong-Nkrumah also indicated that they have received local herbal cure and all are being tested to determine their efficacy.
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority would be expected to study the drug and give a recommendation on it.
The Madagascar tonic is produced from the artemisia plant – the source of an ingredient used in a malaria treatment – and other Malagasy plants.
Madagascar’s President, Andry Rajoelina, launched it in April in spite of pressure from the World Health Organisation.
Many African countries have received the drug and are using to treat their COVID-19 patients.