The use of ‘Agbo’, herbal concoction, has continued to gain grounds among some people in Lagos State as a preventive medicine against contracting coronavirus especially in Oshodi.
The consumers of the ‘Agbo’ believe that taking the herbal concoction will either protect them from contracting coronavirus or cure them of malaria which has the same symptoms as COVID-19.
It was gathered that many of them have avoided going to the hospital for testing due to the fear of being tested positive for COVID-19, while some complain of lack of funds to foot medical bills.
This has given rise to the frequent use of herbs as an alternative to the treatment of malaria and to prevent them against the prevailing COVID-19.
One of the Agbo sellers who spoke to our correspondent, Kehinde Ogundiya, said: “We heard that coronavirus has the same symptoms as malaria and people patronize us more to prevent themselves from the disease believing that if they cure malaria, they have cured coronavirus.” (Independent)