May 22 was the International Day for Biodiversity and this year’s edition was themed “Our solutions lie in nature.” As this celebration took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister of the Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development, Pierre Hele, delivered a message adapted to the occasion; “Covid-19: our solutions lie in nature.”
In his address, the member of the government pushed for the protection of biodiversity, which, he said, is a fertile source of solutions to human problems. He also called for judicious exploitation of the resources.
“At a time when the world is struggling to find an adequate treatment for Covid-19, the African and Cameroonian solutions based on medicinal plants, while awaiting the necessary clinical trials, are demonstrating the effectiveness of the solutions offered by this generous nature,” the minister said.
In Cameroon, Bishop Samuel kleda claims he has treated about 1,500 Covid-19 patients with a plant-based solution. He called for government support to distribute his solution across the whole country. Samuel Kleda was granted an audience by the Prime Minister on May 26.