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May 20, 20202min1470
Ghana: Coronavirus reaches 6,096 forcing govt to eye Madagascar ‘remedy’

Ghana’s case count passed 6,000 mark reaching 6,096 on Tuesday according to tallies released by the Ghana Health Service.

The tallies showed that four regions had recorded increases: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central regions.

Meanwhile Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says government has reached out to Madagascar to make available its supposed COVID-19 herbal remedy.

He stressed that the product will undergo strict testing by appropriate authorities in Ghana to prove the efficacy or otherwise before it will be administered if at all.

“We are considering it [the herbal cure]. We have reached out to them [Madagascar].

“We have asked that it [should] be made available to us and like all drugs, it will be tested by FDA and in this case by the Center for Plant Medicine and if proven efficacious, we can recommend its use,” he said on state TV.

The ministry had earlier tweeted the minister as saying: “We have received the Madagascar cure for COVID-19 and we are testing it for efficacy.” The information was later clarified with the exact words of the minister.

Madagascar officially made donations to all 15 countries in the ECOWAS bloc. The donation was done through Guinea-Bissau who are distributing them to neighbouring countries; It is not known if they have as yet delivered Ghana’s consignment.

Total confirmed cases = 6,069

Total recoveries = 1,773

Total deaths = 31

Active cases = 4,292

(Sources: Agencies)

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