At least 55 COVID-19 patients in Madagascar have recovered after being treated with the country’s herbal remedy for the disease. The number of COVID-19 patients said to have been “cured” with the drug — which is bottled as herbal tea — rose after three recoveries were announced on Saturday.
According to L’Express de Madagascar, the patients were among those that were administered the drug known as COVID-Organics since it was launched in April. It did not state if there was any supplementary treatment, but reported that “treatment of (COVID-19) patients has been based” on the drug since it was introduced.
“The same day that the CVO herbal tea was launched, two coronavirus patients who consumed it came out cured,” L’Express de Madagascar reported.
“Until yesterday, fifty-five people have been declared cured since the adoption of CVO herbal tea treatment twenty days ago.”
It added that to aid the fight against COVID-19, the drug is being distributed freely in parts of the country.