Madagascar has announced its first death from the novel Coronavirus.
The country’s national COVID-19 taskforce made this announcement on Sunday that the deceased 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 gave up the ghost 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 Indian Ocean island 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 COVID-19.
He has claimed the recovery of 105 COVID-19 patients out of the 304 people
diagnosed with the virus in Madagascar to the herbal potion.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned against the use of the herbal concoction without any medical supervision and cautioned against self-medication. The WHO further stated that they have not approved the Covid Organics for the patients suffering from coronavirus but called for clinical trials.
Several African countries including Nigeria have taken delivery of the purported remedy, known as Covid-Organics.