2 Madagascar Lawmakers Die After Contracting COVID-19

Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday, July 12, announced the passing of a couple of the country’s senior lawmakers after contracting the deadly Coronavirus despite the country’s claim of having a cure for the disease, one of the dead lawmaker was a member of the Senate and the other a deputy
Madagascar COVID-19 Andry Rajoelina

It was also reported that Eleven other deputies and 14 Senators have all tested positive for the fatal COVID-19 virus, Rajoelina said. Madagascar on July 5 placed its capital Antananarivo on a fresh lockdown after being hit by second wave in a geometric proportion, 2-months after easing its lockdown restrictions.

The Indian Ocean Island has recorded 2,573 infections including 35 deaths, the Malagasy government has estimated that the peak will not be reached until the end of August.

Recall In April, Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction he claimed prevents and cures the novel coronavirus. Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has been promoting his country’s herbal concoction across Africa even seeking for the backing of the A.U and AfDB to finance larger-scale production of the herb to ship across Africa. He said the brew export is his country’s “green gold”, which was set to “change history”

The potential benefits of Covid-Organics, a tonic derived from artemisia — a plant with proven efficacy in malaria treatment — and other indigenous herbs, have not been validated by any scientific study.

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