JUST IN: Madagascar records first coronavirus death

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.

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

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“A man died from coronavirus in Madagascar … he is 57 years old and a member of the medical staff,” she said.

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