Madagascar, a first country to have announced that it had found a treatment for the novel infection has announced its first death from COVID-19 nearly two months after it was first detected in the country.
The 57-year-old hospital worker died on Saturday and had underlying diabetes and hypertension before he was tainted, an authority from the anti coronavirus task group said.
”It is with great sadness that we have to share with all our compatriots, that there is an individual, aged 57, who died from COVID-19,” said Mr. Hanta on television.
A few African nations have requested or communicated enthusiasm for the indicated cure, which is known as COVID-Organics. The tonic beverage is gotten from artemisia – a plant with demonstrated viability in malaria treatment – and different indigenous herbs.
In any case, the World Health Organization has cautioned against “embracing an item that has not been taken through tests to see its adequacy”.
Taskforce representative Hanta Danielle Vololontiana additionally confirmed in a broadcast articulation that the man had passed on Saturday night.
“A man died from COVID-19 in Madagascar … he is 57 years old and a member of the medical staff,” she said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) had cautioned against the utilization of CVO with no clinical management and advised against self-medication. The WHO on Thursday said it is in contact with Madagascar over its homegrown beverage.
”We have offered to support the design of a study to look into this product [COVID Organics],” said WHO regional director, Matshidiso Moeti.
The worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus has surpassed 312,200, with more than 4.65 million affirmed cases and recuperation that have outperformed 1.7 million, as per a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.
As of late Madagascar’s President has said that the homegrown cure which he claims can cure the coronavirus isn’t being paid attention to by the world since it began in Africa. The supposed cure, COVID-Organics is produced using the artemisia plant.
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