However, the syrup is yet to be approved by the health authorities.
However, heavy traffic was reported from Kegalle in Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa Province due to the flow of hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country who rushed to grab the syrup believed a cure for COVID-19. No quarantine regulation or social distancing was followed and the 'doctor' and his helpers did not wear face masks. Even the police failed to control the crowds.
The inventor of the medicine is not a registered traditional medical practitioner in Sri Lanka. People flocked in the inventor's house to grab the product he sold in small bottles enough for a family of four to six persons.
The drug was distributed free of charge. The inventor who introduced himself as Dhammika Bandara said that two table spoonfuls of the syrup in the morning and in the evening for two days would give a man immunity from the deadly virus for the entire life. The patients need to take the medicine only for three days to cure, as he claims.
He says the drug was produced using bees' honey and several domestic spices.