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Zimbabwe: Govt Conducting Trials On Ivermectin for Covid-19 Treatment

An anti-parasite drug, Ivermectin, has not been banned in the country and is being allowed for individual Covid-19 applications, the acting health ministry secretary Robert Mudyiradima has said.

However, he said its use remained limited until clinical trials are completed."Its widespread use is limited until clinical trials underway to prove its efficacy in treating Covid-19 patients are proven," said Mudyiradima.p An anti-parasite drug, Ivermectin, has not been banned in the country and is being allowed for individual Covid-19 applications, the acting health ministry secretary Robert Mudyiradima has said."Ivermectin is being allowed into the country for individual applications and these then are monitored to see how it is performing.

Mudyiradima added the novel therapeutics for Covid-19 treatment such as the Zumbani herbal plant, steaming and Ivermectin are still being studied for their efficacy in the treatment of coronavirus."Scientifically, all the treatment that are being done includes Zumbani, steaming and Ivermectin.

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