August 6, 2020 | 10:44 AM IST
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AYUSH quizzes Patanjali over Coronavirus cure claims; says stop advertising product

After Yoga Guru Ramdev Baba’s Patanjali Yogpeeth launched an anti-Coronavirus medicine claiming that it was a cure and not an immunity booster, the AYUSH Ministry has asked the company to provide it with the medicine’s composition details at the earliest. Patanjali had launched the medicine kit Coronil and Swasari stating that it had shown 100% positive results during clinical trials on the affected patients.
The Ministry has also asked for details of the site(s) and hospital(s) where the research study was conducted for the disease, sample size, Institutional Ethics Committee clearance, Clinical Trials Registry - India (CTRI) registration and results data of the study (ies).
The Ministry issued Patanjali a statement asking it to stop advertising such claims ‘till the issue is duly examined’.
Meanwhile, the number of Coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 4,56,183 after 15,968 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. While Maharashtra continues to display a whopping figure of 139010 confirmed cases, state authorities believe that the state may have passed the peak stage. As of now, there are about 69,379 active cases while 69,631 have been discharged. Also, 3214 cases were reported in the last one day which is less than Delhi’s 3,947 fresh cases.
Similarly, while out of total 66,602 cases, Delhi reported 40% of its cases as well as 62% of its recoveries in the past 10 days.

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