Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday said two lawmakers — one member of the senate and one deputy had died after becoming infected with COVID-19 Pandemic.
Eleven other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the Coronavirus Pandemic , Rajoelina said.
The Indian Ocean island on July 5 placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in infections, two months after the restrictions were eased.
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It has recorded 2,573 infections including 35 deaths with the government estimating that the peak will not be reached until the end of August.
In April, Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction he claimed prevents and cures the novel COVID-19 Pandemic
He has since been promoting the brew for export, saying it is the country’s “green gold” which will “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.
Two Madagascar Lawmakers Died Of Coronavirus COVID-19
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