Coronavirus: Madagascar president, WHO DG hold virtual meeting

Coronavirus: Madagascar president, WHO DG hold virtual meeting

- The president of Madagascar, Rajoelina, has met with the DG of WHO over COVID Organics

- COVID Organics is the herbal formulation which President Rajoelina claimed is curing Covid-19 patients

- Rajoelina said the WHO "will sign a confidentiality clause" on the formulation of the herb, adding that the clinical trial will be done in Africa

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The president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, said on Wednesday, May 20, that he held a virtual meeting with the director-general of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus, over COVID Organics.

COVID Organics is the herbal formulation which President Rajoelina claimed is curing Covid-19 patients, though the herb did not pass through any clinical trial and was not approved by WHO.

However, Rajoelina, who disclosed the news about the meeting via Twitter, said the world health body "will sign a confidentiality clause" on the formulation of the herb and "will support the clinical observations process in Africa".

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The Madagascan president added that the DG of WHO commended his country in its fight against Covid-19..

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, had received the much-talked-about herbal drug from Madagascar.

The presidency confirmed this on Saturday, May 16 in a tweet by a special assistant to the Nigerian president on social media, Bashir Ahmad.

According to Ahmad, President Buhari will not allow anything that will hurt Nigerians as a result, he would suggest the drug to proper scientifically tests before approving its use.

The same, the Nigerian leader said, goes for every other drug whether herbal or orthodox.

According to Ahmad, President Buhari said the necessary institutions must carry out their various tests on the drug.

Another presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, explained that the drug was delivered to President Buhari by his Guinea Bissau counterpart during a state visit on Saturday.

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Legit.ng also reported that the federal government, on Thursday, May 14, said the Madagascan COVID-19 herbal medicine was not on its priority list.

The government also said Nigeria never at any time asked Madagascar to supply its Covid-19 herbal medicine.

The chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who made the statement during a briefing in Abuja, noted that it was the East African country that donated the herbal medicine to Nigeria on its own accord.

According to Mustapha, Nigeria agreed to take delivery of its share because it did not want to reject a favour by a fellow African country.

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