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Sri Lanka’s health minister tests positive for coronavirus after promoting magic potions to fight COVID-19 – ABC News

Pavithra Wanniarachchi, who promoted an unscientific ‘COVID syrup’ as a life-long inoculation against the virus, tests positive for coronavirus.

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Sri Lanka’s health minister, who publicly endorsed sorcery and magic potions to stop surging coronavirus infections in the island, has tested positive to COVID-19.
Key points:

  • Pavithra Wanniarachchi publicly endorsed a magic potion, later revealed to contain honey and nutmeg, as treatment against the virus
  • Other politicians who drank the syrup also tested positive
  • The potion was approved as a food supplement by Sri Lanka’s Government

She and her close contacts will self-isolate, officials said on…

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