As scientists are increasing their efforts to develop an effective vaccine or cure against the novel coronavirus which has infected over 3.8 million people and claimed over 270,000 lives worldwide, several people are emerging with their “remedies” even though World Health Organization (WHO) has warned there was no proof of any cure.
It may not come as a surprise after Lushoto Member of Parliament Shabani Shekilindi in Tanzania has come with claims to have discovered Covid-19 cure.
According to Shabani, he has carried out tests and more than 30 people have been cured by his treatment. He went on to say that he has handed it over the government for proper assessment in the laboratory by experts.
“Mpaka dakika hii nimeponya wagonjwa zaidi ya 30 ambao wamepona Corona kupitia dawa yangu, na nilichokifanya nimezungumza na Waziri Mkuu ambaye alinikabidhisha kwa Waziri wa Afya Ummy Mwalimu, ili kuipeleka Maabara kwa ajili ya uthibitisho wa kitaalam.” he said .
He added: “ Endapo Serikali itakubali juu ya dawa yangu, kwa sasa siwezi kusema itakuwa gharama shilingi ngapi, hilo nitawaachia Serikali, ila lazima gharama iwepo ili kusaidia utengenezaji .”
These reports come after Tanzania’s president Magufuli who has been widely accused of mishandling the coronavirus situation in the country agreed to send a plane to Madagascar to fetch herbal medicine touted as a cure for COVID-19.
As at today, Tanzania has 480 cases,167 have recovered and 16 confirmed deaths.