WHO says Madagascar’s herbal tonic against COVID-19 not a cure

Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau excited about herbal remedy purported to cure coronavirus.

The World Health Organization has dismissed the Madagascar president’s claims that a herbal tonic produced within the country can cure patients of COVID-19. 

Other African countries such as Tanzania and Guinea-Bissau have made plans to import the tonic, which contains the artemisia plant, which is normally used to treat malaria.

Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports.