Magufuli says to order Madagasc*r’s Covid-19 ‘herbal cure’, orders probe on lab over high positive results

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 3 May, 2020 14:43 | < 1 min read
Tanzania President
Tanzania President John Magufuli (right) with the new Constitutional and Legal Affairs Cabinet Minister Mwigulu Nchemba on Sunday, May 3, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY
Tanzania President John Magufuli (right) with the new Constitutional and Legal Affairs Cabinet Minister Mwigulu Nchemba on Sunday, May 3, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli says he has ordered an investigation into the country's national laboratory over alleged malpractices for churning out 'false' positive Covid-19 results.

Speaking on Sunday, May 3, 2020, President Magufuli said they sent samples taken from goats, sheep, pawpaw and other things, some of which came back positive or inconclusive for coronavirus.

Now, the no-nonsense Tanzanian leader wants the laboratory staff investigated and the testing equipment they use counter-checked, as the president warns over possible sabotage.

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Magufuli said Tanzanians must continue going to work since the coronavirus pandemic is still in the early stages in the country of nearly 60 million people.

He said that the country is considering reopening the football league for Tanzanians to be following matches on television.

The East African leader said that Tanzanians must not fear each other but rather get used to the idea of living with the disease if a cure is not found soon.

Further, Magufuli said that he is willing to order the herbal drink that Madagascar's leader said was curing his people.

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So far, Tanzania has 297 active Covid-19 cases with 167 people having recovered and 17 died from the viral disease.

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina touted the herbal drink, Covid Organics, saying it can prevent those who take it from contracting coronavirus disease.

The herbal extract has not been scientifically tested and there is no proof, except Rajoelina's words, that it works against Covid-19.

So far, Tanzania has 297 active Covid-19 cases with 167 people having recovered and 17 died from the viral disease.

Madagascar, on the other hand, has 51 active Covid-19 cases with 98 patients having recovered. The island African nation has no recorded fatalities from Covid-19.