Madagascar has launched a drink that is alleged to be a remedy to the coronavirus as it reportedly prevents and cures the infection.
The President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, launched the product yesterday in Antananarivo, where he drank of the drink called ‘Covid Organics’ or ‘CVO’.
CVO was produced by the country’s Institut Malgache de Recherches Appliquees (IMRA) from a local plant called Artemisia annua or Sweet wormwood.
The green leafy plant emits a strong odor. It is also used for malaria.
The nation’s leader disclosed that the drink would be distributed free of charge to the most vulnerable compatriots and sold at very low prices for others.
“All profits will be donated to IMRA to fund scientific research. Let us believe in our ability to cope and move forward”, he said.
Since it was founded, IMRA has developed more than 50 products by combining traditional medicine and modern sciences.
As at the time of writing this, Madagascar had 121 cases of COVID-19 and no reported deaths.
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