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Philippines records first two cases of Indian COVID-19 variant

Philippines records first two cases of Indian COVID-19 variant

11/5/2021 7:37:00 AM
Covıd-19, Coronavirus, Philippines, India

Philippines records first two cases of India n COVID-19 variant

The Philippines has detected its first two cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India , its health ministry said on Tuesday (May 11).

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Indian doctors warn against cow dung as Covid-19 cure

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Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID cureMen in western India are smearing cow dung all over their arms, head and entire bodies.In Hinduism, the cow is a sacred symbol of life and earth and for centuries Hindus have used cow dung to clean their homes and for prayer rituals.In the state of Gujarat, these participants believe that the dung can even ward off COVID-19 .Cow dung therapy participant Gautam Manilal Borisa, 'We see corona warriors, even doctors come here. Their belief is that this therapy improves their immunity and they can go and tend to patients with no fear.'But, Doctors say there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases.Dr. Ja Jayalal is the national president at the India n Medical Association.'There is no scientific evidence to prove the cow dung can be used as treatment or immunity booster against the corona infection which is prevailing. People should also understand that using the excreta of cow, which has been considered a sacred animal, that is bound to increase some zoonotic or infectious disease more.'Yet, believers continue to go to a cow shelter once a week.They hug or honour the cows and practice yoga to boost their energy levels.There are concerns the practice could contribute to the spread of the virus as it involves people gathering in groups, but shelter representatives says they are limiting the number of people. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated India , with some 22 million cases and over 246,000 deaths reported so far.Experts say actual numbers could be five to 10 times higher.Citizens across the country are struggling to find hospital beds, oxygen, or medicines, leaving many to die for lack of treatment.

Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID cureDoctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19 , saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. The coronavirus pandemic has wrought devastation on India , with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 deaths reported so far. In the state of Gujarat in western India , some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow dung and urine in the hope it will boost their immunity against, or help them recover from, the coronavirus.