Madagascar re-imposes lockdown amid surge in virus cases

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    The country had a cumulative 2,728 cases to date, including 29 deaths since the virus was first detected on the Indian ocean island on March 20 [File: Rijasolo/AFP]

    Madagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced.

    “The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown,” the presidency said in a statement.

    No traffic will be allowed in or out of the region starting Monday until July 20.

    Source: Aljazeera

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