Health minister who consumed ‘sorcerer anti Covid potion’ tests favorable

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    Sri Lanka's Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi speaks at a handover ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 24, 2020.

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    Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has actually come under fire for backing an ‘anti-Covid potion’ (Picture: Xinhua/REX)

    A health minister in Sri Lanka who consumed a ‘sorcerer’s anti-Covid potion’ has actually evaluated favorable for the infection.

    Pavithra Wanniarachchi has actually dealt with criticism for consuming and backing the natural syrup, which is stated to include absolutely nothing more than honey and nutmeg.

    Doctors state there is no clinical basis for the syrup as a remedy for coronavirus, and now the minister has actually ended up being the highest-ranking authorities in Sri Lanka to end up being contaminated.

    Wanniarachchi and her instant associates have actually been purchased to self-isolate, authorities stated.

    Thousands of individuals queued in the town of Bandara, north-east of capital, Colombo, last month in the hope of getting the syrup after the health minister openly consumed it.

    The potion maker supposedly declared he was offered the dish by Hindu goddess of Kali, who appeared to him in a dream.  

    People in Sri Lanka are stated to be open up to taking both western medication and native alternative treatments to treat disease.

    epa08945345 A man undergoes a COVID-19 swab test in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18 January 2021. Sri Lanka is in the midst of the new wave of COVID-19 coronavirus infections and the number of cases is increasing day after day. EPA/CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE

    A male goes through a COVID-19 swab test in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Monday (Picture: EPA)

    Health chiefs authorized the Oxford and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine with calls to inoculate frontline health employees initially to avoid the medical system from collapsing. It is hoped vaccinations will start next month.

    Sri Lanka has actually up until now reported 52,964 cases and 278 deaths because the pandemic started.

    It comes as a UK pastor is under examination for offering phony coronavirus ‘cures’.

    A probe has actually been introduced into Climate Wiseman, who determines as a prophet, pitching ‘Divine Plague Protection Kits’ consisting of red string and oil for £91.

    Despite the continuous query, Wiseman has actually been enabled to promote on London buses.

    A Transport for London representative stated the advert, due to run up until February 21, ‘was reviewed by TfL and compliant with advertising policy’.

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