By Arré Bench Jun. 24, 2020
A penis enlargement pill website, with the domain name Coronil.org, is claiming to sell the Patanjali “cure” for coronavirus. It is best to stay away from the shady Coronil website... And also from shady FMCG or pharma companies that claim to cure coronavirus.
While scientists and pharma companies are engaged in clinical trials and research to come up with a cure, Baba Ramdev has had a head start. On Tuesday, Patanjali Ayurved launched Coronil and Swasari Vati, which the company claims is the first Ayurvedic “cure” for treating Covid-19.
WATCH: Patanjali announces ayurvedic cure for Coronavirus.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) June 23, 2020
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.
Ministry has taken cognizance of news in media about Ayurvedic medicines developed for #COVID19 treatment by Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. The company asked to provide details of medicines & to stop advertising/publicising such claims till the issue is duly examined: Ministry of AYUSH pic.twitter.com/OBpQlWAspu
— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2020
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.”
As per Patanjali's application, we issued them license. They didn't mention coronavirus, we only approved license for immunity booster, cough & fever. We'll issue them a notice asking how they got permission to make the kit (for COVID19): Licence Officer, Uttarakhand Ayurved Dept pic.twitter.com/I7CWKoJhbK
— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2020
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.
— Özymandias (@AFCAnsh) June 24, 2020
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.
Wtf is wrong with u #CORONIL ?
Why you showing " Cover your Face " with a #Condom on Penis ?
& Even 'Avoid Junk Food' looks similar to it .
— L A (@CryptoCalling) June 23, 2020
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.
it has graphs, so it must be science pic.twitter.com/idgqM263s5
— emotional support parmesan (@_drongo) June 24, 2020
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.
Seems some penile enlargement medicine company has converted it to Coronil related website. In The page source old code is still commented out. It could be a scam as it accepts user details and then gives message their representative will contact u. pic.twitter.com/TiYm65xhFn
— King in the North 🐺 (@skywalker8901) June 24, 2020
There are already demands directed towards the Health Ministry to take action against the Coronil website.
Someone is already selling #Coronil with a claim that it will protect from #Coronavirus. The website https://t.co/6uuB7HRBCW is registered under private and also insecure. @MoHFW_INDIA should immediately take action. pic.twitter.com/NIjnZR52IS
— Riaz (@karmariaz) June 24, 2020
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.