Madagascar to continue selling COVID-19 herbal 'treatment'

File: A healthcare worker seals a COVID-19 coronavirus disease screening test kit. AFP/Jack Guez

JOHANNESBURG - Madagascar is putting its controversial herbal remedy for COVID-19 on sale.

This despite warnings from the World Health Organization that the tonic is not yet proven.

The country's self-proclaimed coronavirus cure has already been ordered by several countries including Tanzania, Liberia and the Republic of Congo.

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The COVID-19 Organics is based on a plant with anti-malarial properties.

It was developed by the state-run Malagasy Institute of Applied Research.

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina launched the tonic last month, claiming it had cured several people.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has said South Africa will help Madagascar to scientifically test the herbal remedy.

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