A HEALER in Sri Lanka claims he has discovered a “miracle remedy” for Covid-19 after the recipe was “revealed to him by a god”.
The weird declare was made by native carpenter Dhammika Bandara who stated the syrup can deal with and provides lifelong immunity in opposition to the virus.
Hundreds of individuals defied public gathering restrictions to try to get the syrupCredit score: AFP or licensors
Hordes of believers flocked to a Udumagama village in Sri Lanka, in a determined bid to get to get their fingers on his treatment.
Big strains have been fashioned as greater than 12,000 individuals queued outdoors his home within the Kegalle district after he introduced he would distribute free samples of the so-called drugs.
The ‘miracle’ syrup, referred to as “Dammika Peniya” grew to become much more fashionable after Well being Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi consumed it dwell on TV.
In line with native media, swarms of believers travelled to the small village, 52 miles northeast of capital Colombo, on December 8.
The mass gathering resulted in heavy visitors and police needed to be referred to as to manage it and implement social distancing guidelines.
There have been no arrests or fines handed out, though courts have the ability to slap fines on these not carrying masks in public.
The self-proclaimed holy man claimed on nationwide tv final week that the remedy had been revealed to him by a god.
He even shared that his treatment is made from bee honey and different spices and advisable two tablespoons twice a day to stop getting contaminated or three tablespoons if already contaminated.
In line with Manila Standard, he instructed the group : “I’m saying with sincerity that this preparation is not going to solely remedy Covid-19, however after you are taking this as soon as, you’ll by no means contract the virus’.
Nonetheless he has not been capable of present any proof to again his declare.
Medical doctors say there isn’t any scientific proof to show the syrup’s effectiveness. There is no such thing as a identified remedy for Coronavirus.
Sri Lanka has been experiencing an enormous rise within the variety of circumstances since October, with infections reaching 28,500 and 142 deaths.
Earlier this yr there was an try to make use of conventional drugs as a remedy for Covid-19 linked fevers in Sri Lanka.