Madagascar lawmakers die after battle with coronavirus


Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina said two lawmakers have died after becoming infected with coronavirus, as he claimed a herbal concoction continues to protect him and his family from COVID-19 and stated that eleven parliamentarians and 14 senators also tested positive for the virus, Rajoelina said as Africa-News reported.
A deputy died. A senator died. After the tests carried out on the deputies, 11 members of parliament were detected carrying the coronavirus. At the Senate, 14 people, senators and agents of Senate carry the coronavirus, Rajoelina said during an appearance on a talk show on national television late on Sunday.
Madagascar has 5,080 confirmed coronavirus cases and 37 deaths, according to government data, with authorities estimating the peak will not be reached until the end of August.
In April, Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction “Covid-Organics” that he claimed prevents and cures the coronavirus, despite warnings from the World Health Organization that its efficacy is unproven.
Rajoelina promoted the local herbal concoction by saying it is the country’s “green gold” that will change history. Africa-News reports.


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