Madagascar has recorded its first coronavirus death, local media reported on Sunday.
The case is a 57-year-old man, a parking lot security officer at a hospital in the city of Toamasina, according to local daily L’Express de Madagascar.
The Indian Ocean island also reported 21 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 304, according to Express.
The first death comes weeks after the country’s President Andry Rajoelina launched Covid Organics (CVO), an organic herbal drink he claims can prevent or cure coronavirus patients.
The World Health Organization (WHO) had warned against the use of CVO without any medical supervision and cautioned against self-medication.