By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following an escalation in coronavirus infections, two months after restrictions were lifted, Madagascar has re-imposed lockdown restrictions on the Analamanga region of the country in a move that is meant to stem the further spread of the virus.
According to the Presidency in a statement, the lockdown will be total in the region under which the capital Antananarivo is located, as no traffic will be allowed in or out of the region from Monday, July 6 to July 20. 2020, alongside the condition that only one person per household would be allowed out into the streets between 6:00 am (0400 GMT) and 12:00 pm (1000 GMT).
Since the detection of the index case in Madagascar on March 20, 2020, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has recorded a total of 2,728 infections, with 29 fatalities.
AgendaWatchdog recalls that sometime in April, 2020, Madagascar had launched a local herbal medication, Covid-Organics, which its President claimed could cure and prevent COVID-19 infection, a claim that is yet to be scientifically established.