Another lock-down has been imposed on Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar, two months after the easing of restrictive measures. Movements have been restricted again due to the increase in number of Covid-19 cases.
Specifically, the lockdown is for the Analamanga region which contains the capital and its surrounding metropolitan area. According to reports from the statement made by the President, this lockdown will continue until July 20 with strict condition that- only one person per household gets to go out on the street from 6 a.m. to 12p.m. Previously, the measure was until 5 p.m.
Seemingly referring to essentials, only food production units, materials, and equipment necessary for the fight against COVID-19 will be authorized to open.
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“Accustomed to registering dozens of cases of coronavirus per day, the Malagasy health authority has reported hundreds of cases daily for the past three days, including 216 on Saturday, a record for the country.” – AFP News.
It is said that a total of 1,621 people are currently living with the virus on the island with 31 serious cases, among the 23,000 people tested since the beginning of the pandemic.
The President of Madagascar encourages citizens to keep drinking CVO (Covid-19 Organics) as as a preventive measure against the virus.