UZ in Covid-19 clinical trials
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has developed a range of medical products using a local herb with antiviral properties, currently on clinical trials, to assist in the fight against the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19), the Daily News reports.
“We have also put it in soap so that when people wash their hands the residue which remains on the body is also anti-viral, and we have made a spray which you can spray into your mouth and sanitise the mouth and tablets. Through the ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education and the ministry of Health we have put the products on clinical trials so that we can grow the herb at a large scale,” Chagonda added.