Madagscar may be battling more serious situations as COVID-19 surges in the country.
Naija News understands that the hospitals on the Indian Ocean Island have reached full capacity and will only admit patients who have serious symptoms of COVID-19.
Not less than five public hospitals in the capital Antananarivo has already announced that they could no longer cope with the influx of patients.
Information also reaching us states that the government has imported about 1000 oxygen machines and a 400-bed treatment centre has been opened for people with mild symptoms.
Earlier this month, President Andry Rajoelina reimposed a lockdown on the country’s central region following a spike of new cases. The measure extends till July 26 with further directions expected.
For those who do not go for test and die in their home, they would not be included in official statistics
This was made known by the spokeswoman of the country’s Covid-19 Command Center, Hanta Marie Danielle Vololontiana.
The number of confirmed cases in Madagascar reached 7,153 on Monday, including 62 deaths.
The country became popular when President Rajoelina launched a local herbal remedy called “Covid Organics” or CVO back in April, which he says can prevent and cure the novel Coronavirus.
Yesterday, The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) revealed that the “COVID Organics”, the herb produced by Madagascar, cannot cure coronavirus.