We’re developing traditional cure for coronavirus -Ethiopian Govt
London, April 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ethiopia says it is developing a cure for the deadly coronavirus as they world awaits a vaccine from scientists.
The country’s Ministries of Health (MoH) and Innovation and Technology (MoIT) have said in a statement that “a domestic treatment drug” is being developed.
The joint statement said the cure is being developed by traditional medicine experts of the country.
According to the two ministries the drug is prepared by integrating indigenous traditional medical knowledge with modern science.
Ethiopia said the new drug had gone through the basic research procedures and was successful in the laboratory modelling processes.
Ethiopia said the new drug has gone through the basic research procedures and was successful in the laboratory modelling processes.
Ethiopia’s minister for Innovation and Technology, Abraham Belay said in the statement that “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, research had been going on by different Ethiopian scientists both in the country and abroad”
“We are seeing good results and further outcomes will be revealed to the public in the short term.”
“It has passed through various testing stages and now the greenlight has been given for further clinical trial,” he said, adding, “the next step is testing the product,” he adds.
The minister revealed that the drug in the pipeline will cure patients by boosting their immunity, but some analysts have called for caution though.