Madagascar has recorded its first novel coronavirus death according to an official announcement on a Madagascar TV network.
The victim, 57-years-old medical worker died on Saturday but was believed he was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.
The country’s COVID-19 Taskforce spokesperson, Hanta Danielle Vololontiana made the revelation on a televised broadcast.
“A man died from COVID-19 in Madagascar … he is 57 years old and a member of the medical staff,” she said.
The country has been at the centre of a supposed cure for COVID-19.
President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina has been promoting the herbal medicine which is believed to cure COVID-19 with several countries in Africa making purchases for the medicine.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the medicine has not been proven to be a remedy for the disease, though the country on many occasions has attacked the organisation for being bais.