Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

CommentaryVolume 5 Issue 6

Commentary on Corona Virus and Khat: The Case of Horn Africa

Manderas Tariku1*, Mustefa Mohammedhussein2, Aman Dule2 and Mohammedamin Hajure2

1Department of Psychiatry, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, Harar, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
2Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Mettu University, Mettu, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Manderas Tariku, Department of Psychiatry, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, Harar, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia.

Received: February 04, 2021; Published: May 22, 2021

Citation: Manderas Tariku., et al. “Commentary on Corona Virus and Khat: The Case of Horn Africa". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.6 (2021): 106-108.

Abstract

  This commentary describes the relation between corona virus (COVID-19 infection) pandemic and khat use (plant with amphetamine like effect), one of the most commonly used substance use, typically known for strengthening social interaction which contrast against the covid 19 prevention practices. The commentary also addresses some of the current measures to cope with the situation.

Keywords: COVID 19; Khat; Horn of Africa

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Copyright: © 2021 Manderas Tariku., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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