While the confirmed death of a patient who had died of the dreaded coronavirus disease in Madagascar is making the rounds at the moment which is coming after they reportedly developed an acclaimed herbal mixture medicine which they claimed is a cure for the dangerous coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
But Sadly, Madagascar, on Saturday, May 16, recorded its first death from the disease.
According to Reuters, the deceased person is a 57-year-old medical worker who was also battling with diabetes and high blood pressure as underlying health issues.
This was confirmed by the spokesman of the COVID-19 task force in the country, Hanta Danielle Vololontiana.
Volontiana said; “A man died from COVID-19 in Madagascar … he is 57 years old and a member of the medical staff.”
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.