Madagascar’s president Andra Rajoelina has officially introduced a drug that he believes can prevent and treat COVID-19 patients.
President Rajaolina, developed by the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded with COVID Organics, presented the so-called medicine to the press. Contains Artemisia, a plant grown on the Great Island to combat the Virus.
“All trials and tests have been conducted, and its effectiveness in reducing the and elimination of symptoms has been proven in the treatment of patients with COVID-19 in Madagascar,” said the president.
A presidential decree stated that COVID-organic substances are mandatory for children returning to school on Wednesday. President Rajaolina said on Monday he cured two cases of COVID-19.
“Covid-Organics will be distributed free of charge to our most sensitive countrymen and sold to others at very low prices. All profits will be transferred to IMRA to finance scientific research, ” the president wrote on Twitter.
“I firmly believe that in fact, history will prove us, but today, two cases have been cured by Covid-organics, but we will actually see what happens next.” He emphasized at the press conference: “Covid Organics will be used for preventive treatment, but clinical observations have shown a trend in its effectiveness in treatment, and other clinical studies are also underway.”
What factory is the president referring to? What evidence does he need to support his statement? At first, his employees seemed caught off guard.
An official source from the Madagascar Ministry of Health said: “We will find someone who can answer your question, but please call again later.” And a presidential adviser evaded our doubts and said: “Further clarification , I will keep in touch. ”
At the Madagascar Institute of Applied Research (IMRA), which specializes in medicinal plants, our contact did not provide more information: “We are working on a possible remedy, but it is confidential.”
On Easter Sunday, Rajoelina reiterated her belief that an antidote against COVID-19 was found in two back-to-back tweets: “On this Easter Sunday, #Madagascar hopes to leverage our biodiversity, 80% of them are endemic species. To solve # COVID-19, we will be able to propose an enhanced traditional therapy consisting of proven medicinal plants of Madagascar. ”