President of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina has officially launched a local herbal remedy claimed to prevent and cure the novel coronavirus.

Rajoelina told ministers, diplomats and journalists at the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research which developed the beverage.

He said tests have been carried out – two people have now been cured by this treatment.

“This herbal tea gives results in seven days,” says Rajoelina

He drunk the drink in front of them to show that the product cures and does not kill.