Covid-19 Kills Top Politicians in Madagascar

Eleven (11) deputies from Madagascar, fourteen (14) senators and seven (07) employees of the presidency are carriers of the virus. In various ministerial departments, those most affected are those who deal with administrative papers as well as couriers, ”said the president.

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Fano Rasolo: The Covid-19 continues to claim lives. Every day, more deaths are recorded everywhere in the capital, linked or not to Covid-19, hard to say because some people with symptoms of the epidemic die without being able to undergo screening tests. Post-mortem analyzes are certainly impossible in the current context.

Yesterday, during his speech on television, the Head of State confirmed, the death in Covid-19 of certain political figures. In recent days, the figures announced by the CCO-Covid-19 have generated controversy, since some deaths have not been confirmed or denied by the latter. Thus, Andry Rajoelina clearly indicated yesterday that the deaths of the senator, Emilie Ravololonirina, wife of the deputy Jean-Max Rakotomamonjy, of the deputy of Morombe Lucien Rakotomalala, are due to Covid-19. He also mentioned the death of the deputy representative of UNICEF, and of a WHO doctor. Several political figures, deputies, senators, as well as artists, civil servants in different ministerial departments and some of his collaborators in the presidency would also be contaminated.

“  Eleven (11) deputies from Madagascar, fourteen (14) senators and seven (07) employees of the presidency are carriers of the virus. In various ministerial departments, those most affected are those who deal with administrative papers as well as couriers,  ”said the president.

The Reverend Doctor David Rakotonirina, at the same time president in office of the church FLM and of (FFKM) or World Council of the Christian Churches of Madagascar, also succumbed to the coronavirus at the age of 58 years, last Saturday, after having was treated in a private clinic in the Capital. He was buried yesterday in the courtyard of the Lutheran temple of Ambatovinaky, Antananarivo. Yesterday at noon, the bells of all the Lutheran temples of Madagascar rang to pay homage to this illustrious deceased. Pastor David Rakotonirina was in Morondava a week ago to lead a synod meeting and contracted the disease there. He was urgently evacuated by plane to Antananarivo to receive the necessary care, but the disease prevailed.



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