The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced this Sunday that his country’s scientists have “achieved a medicine that cancels 100% the coronavirus “ that causes COVID-19, called SARS-COV-2, and that will make it available to the World Health Organization (WHO) for study.
“I want to say that Venezuela has achieved a medicine that cancels 100% the coronavirus,” Maduro said in a government act in which he said that the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC) has six months studying it.
“Consequently, this study has been certified by experts and scientists and in the next few days the route will be built for, through the WHO, ratify the results obtained by the IVIC, “he said.
It is, according to the president, a molecule called TR-10 that “it was completely isolated and subsequently confronted with the COVID-19 virus” in a study that lasted 6 months and resulted in “100% annihilation of the virus”
This molecule does not have “any type of toxicity affecting healthy molecules “or causing side effects.
Maduro was confident that the studies will be ratified by the WHO and, later, they will proceed “to prepare mass production” thanks to “international alliances” that he did not detail.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez, clarified that the study “was monitored through cells infected with viruses (SARS-COV-2) isolated from patients Venezuelans “.
The molecule is, he added, a derived from ursolic acid and the studies, according to their data, “show 100% inhibition of virus replication in vitro.”
On the other hand, the executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, reported that the authorities have located 423 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 89.565. Of these, 398 are community “and 25” imported “by returned migrants.
However, it did not break down the cases by state nor did it report how many people had died in the last 24 hours in the country from the disease.