- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has set the records straight to media reports surrounding the supposed Madagascar cure for COVID-19
- He emphatically stated that the government has never requested Madagascar to supply Ghana with COVID-Organics
- He also maintained that Ghana has not received any consignment of that medicine from Madagascar
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Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has set the records straight over media reports surrounding the supposed Madagascar cure for COVID-19.
He emphatically stated that the government has never requested Madagascar to supply Ghana with COVID-Organics, the supposed cure for the deadly coronavirus.
In setting the record straight, he also maintained that Ghana has not received any consignment of that medicine from Madagascar.
There were media reports that Ghana had requested and received the medicine and it is undergoing testing for its efficacy.
The reports followed a series of tweets by the official handle of the Information Ministry on May 19, 2020.
Oppong Nkrumah, during the regular press briefing on COVID-19, Thursday, May 21, 2020, denied the government ever ordering for the drug.
“We have not received the supposed cure from Madagascar,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said about the “misreport”, and explained, “what we have said is that Madagascar has reached out to us with their supposedly or suggested cure, and that we will test it through FDA and Centre for Plant Medicine before making a decision,” he said.
Despite the president of Madagascar launching the COVID-Organics, a tonic which he claimed has the potency to prevent and cure coronavirus the World Health Organisation(WHO), has also warned against the use of the untested drug.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has come out to deny media reports that schools will soon reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Oppong Nkrumah said the government had only started engaging teacher unions, parents, and other relevant stakeholders on what it takes to reopen schools to ensure the safety of teachers and students.
Addressing the media on Thursday, May 21, 2020, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said those reports were false.
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