2 Madagascar legislators die, 25 others hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 -COVID organics herbal
Madagascar Parliament at the capital, Photos and images
Madagascar Parliament at the capital. PHOTO | AFP

Despite selling the COVID organics, herbal medicine for Coronavirus, two legislators in Madagascar have succumbed from the naval virus, 25 others hospitalized after contracting the virus.

The congressmen, one member of the senate and one deputy, have died after contracting coronavirus, President Andry Rajoelina announced on Sunday.

Mr Rajoelina also said 11 other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the virus and hospitalized, the AFP news agency reports.

The state locked down the main country region covering the capital, Antananarivo, following a steady increase in coronavirus infections.

The lockdown was meant to slow the spread of the virus, authorities explained.

There are 4,578 confirmed cases, and 34 people have died since the virus was first detected on the island in March, according to the World Health Organization.

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