A virologist, Dr Sebastian Eugene Arthur, has asked the government to consider using herbal medicine in treating coronavirus patients.
The novel Covid-19 has no known medication across the globe. Scientists and researchers say it will take up to 12 months to develop a vaccine for the virus.
But Dr Eugene Arthur told host Alfred Ocansey on 3FM’s morning show, Sunrise, Wednesday, May 13 that herbal medicines are noted for effectively boosting the immune system to tackle infections, hence the need to officially endorse herbal medication for the treatment of Covid-19.
“We have to do something about our herbal medicine which are very good in boosting our immune system,” he said.
Touching on the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, he suggested to the government to place restrictions on movement of persons within the township.
He said this will help in slowing down the rate of infection in the area.
The Obuasi township recorded an alarming jump in Covid-19 cases with 272 new infections, the reason for the high numbers in the Ashanti Region, which has so far recorded 667 cases.
The Ghana Health Service said a team of 40 contact tracers had been deployed in Obuasi to mop up the cases and isolate persons who test positive for the coronavirus disease.
But Dr Arthur said to enable the contact tracers do an effective work, Obuasi should be locked down for a week.
“Lockdown Obuasi to do effective contact tracing and a quick contact tracing,” he said, adding: “This will slow down the spread not to stop it.”
By Laud Ayensu|3news.com|Ghana