#Breaking: Madagascar Loses 2 Lawmakers From Coronavirus | CABLE REPORTERS

One member of the senate and one deputy — had died after becoming infected with coronavirus in Madagascar, Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina confirmed this on Sunday.

The  island on July 5 placed  Antananarivo it's capital under a fresh lockdown following a new rise in infections, two months after the restrictions were eased.

Madagascar has recorded 2,573 infections including 35 deaths with the government rating that the peak will not be reached until the end of August.

Recall that In April, Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction he claimed prevents and cures the novel coronavirus which he has been promoting the brew for export, saying it is the country’s “green gold” which will “change history”

The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown,” the presidency said in a statement. No traffic will be allowed in or out of the region starting Monday until July 20. A strict curfew will be imposed on street movement by people.

“Only one person per household is allowed to go out into the street between 6:00 am (0400 GMT) and 12:00 pm (1000 GMT),” said the statement. The measures have been taken “because of the spread of the epidemic and the increase of COVID-19 cases,” it added.

25 other lawmakers had also tested positive for the virus, Rajoelina said.


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