Two Madagascar lawmakers die with coronavirus
| July 13th 2020
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday said two lawmakers -- one member of the senate and one deputy -- had died after becoming infected with coronavirus.
Eleven other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the virus, 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.
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 coronavirus.
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.
Covid 19 Time Series
US man, 30, dies from virus after attending 'COVID party'The victim thought the COVID-19 virus was a hoax, despite it killing more than 135,000 people in the United States so far
Diabetes: Insulin now an essential drugListing NCDs is a relief to Kenyans like 65-year-old Kahuho Mathai from Nyeri County, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Mystery of body of Embu-based DCI officer found 400km away near Iten
- Former LinkedIn boss found dead in Nairobi hotel
- Governor Kibwana: I disown my deputy for joining DP Ruto’s camp
- Governor Rasanga pulls out of parliamentary race
- Why I ditched Ruto for Raila, reveals MP Pkosing
- President Kenyatta condoles with family of former Speaker Kenneth Marende