Madagascar records its first COVID-19 death

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17 May 2020

Madagascar has registered its first coronavirus death, of a 57-year-old medical worker who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, the national COVID-19 taskforce said on Sunday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Taskforce spokeswoman Hanta Danielle Vololontiana said in a televised statement that the man had died 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.

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