Covid-19 Okumagba warns against subjecting herbal treatment to WHO trial By Dafe Omoko A renowned opinion leader, Chief (Sir) Emmanuel Ono Okumagba has warned against World Health Organization (WHO) crucibles on herbal treatment of the dreaded corona virus. Okumagba who is the head of the famous Okumagba dynasty of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, Warri gave the warning while responding to calls on how to curtail the spread of the disease from the chairman of Delta State Committee on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Chief Edwin Uzor during the settlement of the dispute amongst the Okere Urhobo people at the Government House Annex, Warri recently. Okumagba who is also the President General of the Okere Urhobo Kingdom in Warri South local government area, expressed confidence on the efficacy of herbs in the treatment of disease. He however noted that subjecting herbal treatment of covid-19 to WHO test is time consuming, warning that WHO test on herbal treatment of covid-19 would be counterproductive considering the ravaging state of covid-19. So my candid advice is that government should go for herbal treatment of covid-19 without subjecting such treatments to the test or trial of World Health Organization (WHO). Chief Bright Okumagba, a renowned historian and author, in his contribution commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his efforts so far in the fight against the spread of the disease in Delta State. He however expressed fear that the porous nature of Delta State borders, particularly at the Oghara/Ologbo axis with Edo State would rubbish Okowa’s efforts. Commenting on the issue, Chief Sylvester Udi, Atuyota of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, opined that the best way to curb the spread of corona virus is to abide by measures aimed at curtailing its spread. He also quickly added that “We should show love to one another, particularly in the sharing of palliatives to the vulnerable people who are adversely affected by the lockdown.

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