Madagascar Hospitals Reach Full Capacity As COVID-19 Cases Surge

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As COVID-19 cases surge in Madagascar, public hospitals said they have reached their full capacity and may not be able to accept more patients.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

According to a report on Bloomberg, these hospitals will only accept patients with the most severe forms of COVID-19.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Following the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases, President Andry Rajoelina re-imposed lockdown on the country’s central region until July 26 as the five public hospitals in the capital, Antananarivo, announced they could no longer cope with the influx of patients.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food or medicine. An initial lockdown in March was lifted after four weeks.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The government also opened a 400-bed treatment center for people with mild symptoms and is importing about 1,000 oxygen machines.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The number of confirmed cases in Madagascar reached 7,153 on Monday, including 62 deaths.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Mr Rajoelina has been in the news since April when his country launched an indigenous herbal remedy named Covid-Organics, which he said could “cure” COVID-19.(Wapbaze_Copyright)


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