Wlang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: Patanjali announces ayurvedic cure for Coronavirus.
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The announcement was covered with pomp and fair by the media. By evening, the AYUSH Ministry asked them to stop advertising the Covid-19 drug.
On Wednesday, the license officer of the Uttarakhand Ayurved Department revealed, “As per Patanjali's application, we issued them a license. They didn’t mention coronavirus, we only approved licenses for immunity booster, cough, & fever.”
However, Patanjali doesn’t seem to be the only one trying to make the most of this situation. A penis enlargement pill website with the domain name Coronil.org has joined the bandwagon, and is now claiming to sell a cure for coronavirus. It is exactly as weird as one can imagine it to be. And promises stomach pain-inducing laughter.
While the website designer quickly got the site up and running after Baba Ramdev’s announcements, s/he perhaps didn’t get enough time to replace the icons.
To put it mildly, they’re a bit suggestive. As one user pointed out, why was the “cover your face” sign accompanied by a penis icon? The nation wants to know.
Another interesting section of the website features a bar graph that promises development of “10 immunities” in four weeks of consuming the pill. This is a claim that even Baba Ramdev has never dared make.
Maybe in the next season of Sacred Games, the gochi pill can be replaced by this Coronil and instead of Trivedi, everyone will survive. While the math was on weak ground, full marks for trying to make the website appear legitimate.
A social media user studied the source code for the website which revealed that a penis enlargement company had been converted to the Coronil website. The code still had mentions of previous headers like “market mein sabse shaktishali ling vridhi formula.”
The user also warned that it could be a scam as there’s a section where the user gives his details and the website gives a message that a representative will contact you.
There are already demands directed towards the Health Ministry to take action against the Coronil website.
It is best to stay away from the shady Coronil website. And also from shady FMCG or pharma companies that make claims about curing coronavirus.