Madagascar has reported the first death of a patient suffering from the deadly Corona Virus.
According to official reports released on Sunday, the death is coming two months after it was first detected in the country.
The deceased, according to the country’s national COVID-19 task force spokesman, Hanta Danielle, was a 57-year-old medical worker, who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.
He was said to have died on Saturday night.
The Indian ocean island which has reported 304 cases has hit the headlines over a home-grown herbal concoction that President Andry Rajoelina claims can cure people infected with the virus.
Several African countries have ordered or expressed interest in the purported remedy, which is known as COVID-Organics.
The tonic drink is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven efficacy in malaria treatment — and other indigenous herbs.
But the World Health Organization has warned against “adopting a product that has not been taken through tests to see its efficacy”.
Livetimes reported earlier that the Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina alleged that WHO offered them a bribe of $20m to poison the herbal cure for Covid-19 discovered by the country.