AU discuss with Madagascar over the safety and efficacy of covid-19 remedy


The African Union says it is in discussion with the Republic of Madagascar over the safety and efficacy of an herbal remedy, recently announced by the country for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

The AU made this known in a statement issued in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and published on its website.

The continental organization said its Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention would review the potency of the herbal remedy once Madagascar provided the necessary information.

Madagascar’s President, Andry Rajoelina in a teleconference meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government on 29 April 2020 had made a presentation to his peers regarding the herbal remedy.

The AU said it was working with member states in developing acceptable solutions and treatment for the coronavirus pandemic which has infected over 46,000 people on the African continent with more than 1,800 deaths.