May 17, 2020, 15:23 pm
Madagascar has reported the first death of a patient suffering from novel coronavirus nearly two months after it was first detected in the country.
The death is of a 57-year-old medical worker who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, the national COVID-19 taskforce said.
Taskforce spokeswoman Hanta Danielle Vololontiana made this known in a televised statement.
“A man died from coronavirus in Madagascar he is 57 years old and a member of the medical staff,” she said.
Recall that the Indian ocean island which has reported 304 cases has hit the headlines over a home-grown herbal concoction that President Andry Rajoelina claims can cure people infected with the virus.