Madagascar has confirmed it’s first case of COVID-19 death after hitting global news with it’s herbal cure.
Madagascar has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 death after hitting global news headlines with it’s tonic herbal cure for the dreaded disease.
According to a statement issued by the country’s coronavirus task team, the patient was a 57-year-old hospital worker who had underlying conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure.
They have no zero deaths until now.
According to CNN, the Indian Ocean island nation had not reported any deaths since the disease was first reported in there two months ago.
A member of the task force confirmed and said:
It is with great sadness that we have to share with all our compatriots, that there is an individual, aged 57, who died from COVID-19.
Currently, Madagascar has confirmed 304 cases with 114 recoveries having been recorded so far.
Miraculous herbal cure?
The nation hit the news headlines recently with its miraculous herbal cure that was attributed to the high number of recoveries recorded in the country.
Other Africa countries including Tanzania have already imported the tonic herb to be used by COVID-19 patients.
Countries that ordered for it.
Others that have received their dose include Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Guinea Bissau.
The tonic drink is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven efficacy in malaria treatment — and other indigenous herbs. However, the World Health Organisation is yet to approve it as a cure for the dreaded disease and its currently in its testing stage.
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