Reference News Network reported on January 23. According to a report by Agence France-Presse on January 23 in Colombo, Sri Lankan officials said on the same day that the country’s Minister of Health, Pavitra Vanyalaki, tested positive for the new crown virus and would self-isolate. Previously, the minister had publicly supported the use of witchcraft and "magic potions" to combat the country's growing epidemic.
According to reports, Pavitra Vaniyaraki once publicly took a "magic potion". The potion was later confirmed to contain honey and nutmeg and was made by a wizard. The wizard claimed that this potion can protect against the new crown virus for life.