- A Sri Lankan well being minister publicly endorsed a “magic potion” as a treatment for COVID-19.
- She later contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized.
- The girl was faraway from her place however will stay within the cupboard as transport minister.
Sri Lanka’s president stated on Monday that he had changed a well being minister who beforehand promoted potions and magic water as cures for COVID-19, reported AFP.
Pavithra Wanniarachchi had publicly endorsed a syrup made by self-described sorcerer Dhammika Bandara. Bandara claimed the recipe was given to him by the Hindu goddess Kali, the goddess of loss of life and destruction, and promised drinkers everlasting safety towards COVID-19.
Whereas medical doctors dismissed the treatment, hundreds nonetheless travelled to Bandara’s house district of Kegalle for $13 bottles of the potion product of nutmeg and honey, reported Al Jazeera.
Conventional and natural medication is in style in Sri Lanka, and the nation’s Council of Indigenous Drugs fast-tracked approval of the therapy.
Professional-government media promoted Bandara’s potion, and a number of other politicians had been photographed ingesting the syrup, together with Wanniarachchi and Girls and Little one Growth Minister Piyal Nishantha de Silva, in response to Nikkei Asia. Each Wanniarachchi and Nishantha de Silva later contracted COVID, and Wanniarachichi’s case was extreme sufficient that she ended up in intensive care.
Wanniarachchi was faraway from her submit by Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. She is going to stay within the cupboard as transport minister.
Sri Lanka is struggling to comprise the newest surge in COVID-19 infections. So far, Sri Lanka has recorded 359,000 instances and 6,253 deaths. In accordance with Johns Hopkins University, the nation recorded a file excessive of greater than 3,600 instances and 167 deaths on Monday.
Regardless of a surge in instances, the nation has to date rejected a lockdown to comprise the virus. However on Tuesday, it banned weddings and public gatherings, whereas eating places are solely allowed to function with a 50% capability, reported Sri Lanka’s Daily News.
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