COVID-19 pandemic in Madagascar

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COVID-19 pandemic in Madagascar
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Index caseAntananarivo
Arrival date13 March 2020
(2 years, 8 months and 6 days)
Confirmed cases12,222 (as of 4 August) (JHU)[1][2]
Recovered9,798 (as of 4 August)[3]
127 (as of 4 August)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Madagascar in March 2020.

On 20 March, the first three cases were confirmed in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. All three cases were women.[4]

By 22 April, Madagascar had reported 121 cases but no deaths.[5]

On 5 May, Madagascar reported a total of 149 cases but no deaths.[6]

Lockdowns were added in at least two cities.[7] The government announced on 17 March that all international and regional flights would be suspended for 30 days starting 20 March.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Johns Hopkins CSSE. "Coronavirus COVID19 (2019-nCoV)" (ArcGIS). Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
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  4. "Officiel trois premiers cas de Coronavirus à Madagascar". Orange Madagascar (in French). 20 March 2020.
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  6. Qazi, Shereena; Uras, Umut (5 May 2020). "UK coronavirus death toll rises above 30,000: Live updates". Al Jazeera. Archived from the original on 5 May 2020. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  7. "Sumitomo halts mines in Bolivia, Madagascar". MINING.COM. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  8. "Madagascar suspend toutes les liaisons aériennes régionales et internationales". (in French). 2020-03-18. Archived from the original on 2020-03-18. Retrieved 2020-03-30.