Malawi govt warns herbalists over fake coronavirus cure 

Government has issued a stern warning to herbalists against claiming they have the cure for coronavirus.

Dr Nedson Fosiko said coronavirus is a new disease in the world therefore no one should claim to have discovered its cure

A senior official in the ministry of health Dr Nedson Fosiko said coronavirus is a new disease in the world therefore no one should claim to have discovered its cure.

“I am sure those herbalists claiming to have the cure risk being banned from practising,” he said.

He said just like HIV and AIDS, the disease has no cure.

“No one has come to us with medicine to be tested. We have no cure yet for the disease,” he said.

Fosiko said people should continue with the strict preventive measures to avoid the disease, such as washing hands with soap.

There are eight cases of coronavirus in the country with one death.

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Kingsley Jika
Kingsley Jika
7 months ago

With due respect, Sir, do you know we have a whole four-year degree programme on Indigenous Knowledge Systems at some university in Malawi? What use is that knowledge when everyone still thinks that sources of patented medicines have nothing to do with genetic resources and other plant materials from our local areas? The approach to Covid-19 is three-fold: (1) quality hygiene (preserve of public health); (2) containment or treating of symptoms (largely the preserve of formal clinical medicine though resting, adequate aeration or ventilation can also fall under quality hygiene); and (3) nutrition (for example, encouraging high intake of clean… Read more »

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