Chad takes delivery of Madagascar virus cure, COVID-Organics
Chad is the latest African country to take delivery of the much hailed Madagascar herbal curative for coronavirus otherwise known as covid-19.
Chad took deliveries of the herbal treatment over the weekend.
Malagasy President, Andry Rajoelina announced this in series of tweets when he said, “With respect to CovidOrganics, Madagascar is with his African brothers to heal and save lives. Our duty is to preserve the health of our people.
“Chad sent a plane to collect CVO donations. Thanks to President Idriss Deby Itno for his confidence,” these sentences were in a tweet posted by by the Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina.
Accompanying the text were photos of an official Chadian plane in Antananarivo to take delivery of the Covid-Organics medication that Madagascar insists cures the virus. A second version of it can act as a preventative measure, Rajoelina said weeks back.
The consignment is a donation from the Malagasy government to Chad as has been the case with previous donations sent to Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (reportedly on behalf of ECOWAS, which the bloc has denied ordering for and or endorsing).
Tanzania, the Congos – Republic, Democratic Republic; have all been served the medication which till date is yet to be scientifically tested and or certified by any independent medical outfit.
On May 9, Tanzania received Madagascar ‘virus cure’ as well.
That was barely a week after President Magufuli said the country was interested in COVID-Organics, the Malagasy preventive / curative, potion for coronavirus, a consignment was delivered on Friday according to reports.
The donation was days after the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo received their donations. Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau have also been served.
The Guinea-Bissau consignment, according to Malagasy President, was a donation for the West African bloc, ECOWAS, but the group the following week said it had not ordered for nor does it recommend the untested and unscientific medication.
Tanzania is currently the East Africa Community’s second most impacted country behind Kenya. The country has 509 cases with 21 deaths and 183 recoveries as of May 9.
The president also made news headlines the following week after claiming that non-human samples had tested positive for the virus. Head of the country’s national laboratory was subsequently dismissed. The Africa Centers for Disease Control rejected Magufuli’s claims stressing that the said kits were certified.
A few other African countries have ordered the tonic which Madagascar’s president says can “prevent & cure” covid19. The WHO & Africa CDC have cautioned against untested remedies however.
On May 3, Tanzania, Comoros opted for Madagascar ‘virus cure’
The Comorian president, Azali Assoumani, held a teleconference with his Malagasy counterpart, Andry Rajoelina, following which a formal request was made for the product.
Rajoelina posted a screenshot of their meeting on Twitter with the caption which read in part: “He (Assoumani) wishes to benefit from CovidOrganics for Comoros. We will supply them as a sign of solidarity with our brothers in the Indian Ocean!”
In the case of Tanzania, President John Pombe Magufuli whiles speaking at an event disclosed that the country will also make requests of the herbal cure to help in the fight against the pandemic.
“I have been in talks with Madagascar. They say they have discovered the medicine for COVID-19. We will send a plane to bring the medicine to Tanzania so that Tanzanians can benefit from it,” he is quoted to have said.
Tanzania president Magufuli said some of the testing kits donated to Africa are fake.
Guinea-Bissau delegation was among the first to take flight to Madagascar to take the consignment. They returned home with the products. Equatorial Guinea was the first country to receive the donation.
The Republic of Congo also announced after that, that a consignment will soon be imported.
So far, Rajoelina has received praise from a number of his peers including presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal – all of whom he held teleconferences with.
During an African Union meeting late last month, he stressed the importance of the herbal cure – a variant of which prevents the virus, whiles another cures it. Speaking to colleague heads of state with a bottle of COVID-Organics on his table, he reiterated the viability of the herbal cure.
“There are two treatment protocols (curative and preventive). The state of health of Covid-19 patients who took Tambavy CVO CovidOrganics improved after 7 days and fully recovered after 10 days,” Rajoelina said in an April 30 tweet
Additional reports from agencies.