Madagascar’s Coronavirus herbal concoction is not as potent as claimed to cure the Coronavirus, said Nigeria’s state-run pharmaceutical research institute.

In a reported presented to the Health Ministry on Sunday, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) said safety studies show that Covid-Organics (CVO) do not alter the normal physiology of the animals.

Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina

In April, Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina officially launched the CVO — an organic herbal concoction — claiming that it can prevent and cure patients of the novel coronavirus.

Obi Adigwe, NIPRD’s director general, told reporters that Madagascar officials were hiding CVO analysis.

Adigwe said the analysis they presented in the report is more detailed than what they received from Madagascar.