Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says Ghana has not received Madagascar’s COVID-19 cure.
There were earlier reports that Ghana had possession of the drug and it was being tested by the Food and Drugs Authority for it efficacy.
The Minister at a press briefing today May 21, 2020 Madagascar has made an offer to Ghana but are yet to send the drug over.
“Madagascar has reached out to us with their COVID-19 cure and we will test it for the efficacy, as at now we have not received the cure from Madagascar and there are other local herbal drugs been tested by the FDA as well, when all is done we will properly inform the public”.
It will be recalled that Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Patrick Aboagye had recently said Ghana had taken delivery of the Madagascar drug and it was been assessed.
Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina announced a herbal medicine which they claimed has cured people of COVID-19.
Countries like Congo, Tanzania and Guinea Bissau have all requested samples and have been given.
The COVID-19 cases in Ghana has seen 173 new cases increasing the number to 6,269, according to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update.
The update also indicated 125 more recoveries, raising the number of recoveries to 1,898.
The number of deaths still stand at 31.
The Ghana Health Service disclosed this in its latest update on Wednesday night [May 20, 2020].