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Madagascar enacts lockdown amid COVID-19 spike

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Madagascar authorities have enforced a total lockdown in the Analamanga region due to the rise in coronavirus cases, the presidency announced in a statement.

The lockdown measures will be effective for 15 days, starting from Monday July 6 to July 20.

The measures have been implemented because of the rise of COVID-19 cases.

“Only one person per household is allowed to go out into the street between 6 a.m. (0400GMT) and 12 p.m. (1000GMT).”

Only food production units, materials, and equipment essential for the fight against COVID-19 will be allowed to open, according to the statement.

Madagascar has confirmed 2,941 coronavirus cases, with 32 deaths and 1,108 recoveries.

Back in May, Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina launched Covid-Organics, an herbal concoction, claiming that it can prevent and cure patients suffering from the coronavirus.

The president of Madagascar called for citizens to protect themselves from the disease by drinking the herbal tea.

Madagascar has donated CVO to several African countries.

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