Tanzania has accepted a donation of COVID-Organics, the famous herbal remedy from Madagascar which they claim is effective in treating and preventing coronavirus.
The East African country received its consignment on Friday as part of a donation from Madagascar.
Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau have also taken delivery.
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said on TV days before this delivery that “I am communicating with Madagascar, and they have already written a letter saying they have discovered some medicine.”
“We will despatch a flight to bring the medicine so that Tanzanians can also benefit. So as the government we are working day and night,” he said.
On Friday the Chief Spokesperson of the Government of Tanzania, Msemaji Mkuu wa Serikali said on Twitter that “Tanzania today has received support for Corona Antiretroviral Medicines.”
ECOWAS have distanced itself from the cure. Says they are not in support of it for now.
In a statement in Abuja, the ECOWAS Commission said “We wish to disassociate ECOWAS and its health institution, West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), from this claim and inform the general public that we have not ordered the said CVO medication.”
“We are aware that several claims of COVID-19 cure have been made in different parts of the world, but we can only support and endorse products that are effective through scientific study,” the commission added.