Madagascar announces first COVID-19 death

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Madagascar has registered its first death from Coronavirus.

The country’s national COVID-19 taskforce announced on Sunday that the victim is a 57-year-old medical worker who was also suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure. 

Taskforce spokeswoman Hanta Danielle Vololontiana said in a televised statement that the man had died on Saturday night.

“A man died from COVID-19 in Madagascar … he is 57 years old and a member of the medical staff,” she said. 

The Island nation has been making major headlines over their COVID-Organics (CVO), an organic herbal concoction, which President Andry Rajoelina claims can cure people infected with the Coronavirus. 

He has attributed recovery of 105 COVID-19 patients out of the 304 people
diagnosed with the virus in Madagascar to the herbal potion. 

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