“With respect to Covid-Organics, 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 on Saturday, May 9.
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.
Avec le #CovidOrganics, #Madagascar est aux côtés de ses frères africains pour soigner et sauver des vies. Notre devoir est de préserver la santé de nos peuples. Le #Tchad a envoyé un avion pour récupérer les dons de CVO . Merci au Président @IdrissDebyI pour sa confiance. 🇹🇩 🇲🇬 pic.twitter.com/H2pwzK4sdhLoading...
— Andry Rajoelina (@SE_Rajoelina) May 9, 2020
Barely a week since President Magufuli of Tanzania 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 comes 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 Andry Rajoelina, was a donation for the West African bloc, ECOWAS, but the group this 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 this 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.
#Tanzania’s govt receives its consignment of #Madagascar’s “Covid herbal tonic”. A few African countries have ordered the tonic which Madagascar’s president says can “prevent & cure” #covid19. The WHO & Africa CDC have cautioned against untested remedies. https://t.co/KNrTPgZPyh
— Rachael Akidi (@rakidi) May 8, 2020