Updated April 21, 2020
121 confirmed cases including:
Positive screening test rate: 5%.
Official launch of the remedy: COVID-ORGANICS
The Malagasy State officially launched the distribution of “CVO” or “Covid-Organics”, an improved traditional remedy, based on a medicinal plant called artemisia which has curative and preventive virtues to fight coronavirus symptoms. The production of this remedy is entrusted to the Malagasy Institute for Applied Research (IMRA).
New provisions on the state of emergency and lockdown applied from Monday, April 20:
1) Progressive lockdown exit: movements
2) Progressive resumption of work: Civil servants, private sector, liberal professions, and restaurants
– A maximum of 5 people is allowed in shared spaces.
– A minimum distance of 1 meter must be kept.
– Masks must be worn.
– Hygiene measures must be adopted.
– All activities must end at 1 p.m.
3) Public transportation
4) Education sector
As for the education sector, the gradual resumption is scheduled as follows: Wednesday, April 22, for students in the 12th and 9th grades and Monday, April 27 for students in the 5th grade. This will also follow a few conditions:
Updated April 6, 2020
82 confirmed cases including:
Of the remaining 80 patients:
The State has decreed the continuity of the state of emergency for 15 days.
For the regions of Analamanga (Antananarivo), Antsinanana (Toamasina) and Haute Matsiatra (Fianarantsoa), the lockdown is extended until April 19.
Additional measures are also being adopted:
Exceptional measures are also being put in place to allow persons confined in one of the three regions concerned to return to their regions of origin. Travels by taxi brousse are therefore exceptionally authorized from April 7 to 9, between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m
During the same period, the State authorizes the resumption of regional flights between Antananarivo and the regions where no contact cases have been identified so far, i.e. flights linking Antananarivo to Mahajanga, Toliara, Taolagnaro, Nosy Be, Morondava and Antsiranana.
All these trips are subject to strict sanitary measures.
All the measures relating to the state of emergency remain in force until April 19 throughout the territory of Madagascar:
Community committees called “Loharano” will be set up to ensure the proper conduct, control and observation of the distribution of goods and equipment donated by the State for residents in each fokontany (neighbourhood).
Updated March 31, 2020
50 confirmed cases with:
The State is implementing a programme of rapid diagnostic testing, which will take place from March 31to April 2, for the 5,000 or so passengers who travelled from abroad on flights from March 11 to March 19, 2020.
On the media and social networks, the awareness-raising on confinement is supported by the mobilization of a dozen local celebrities as well as the BAREA champions- the national football team, who succeeded in uniting the Malagasy people through their first qualification for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) in 2019.
Updated March 27, 2020
26 confirmed cases, including 4 symptomatic patients
Closing of exits and installation of sanitary barriers in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.
Suspension of all flights to and from Antananarivo and Toamasina (main port of the Island).
Permanent mobilization of the National Television for awareness raising and transmission of information in real time.
Tax measures for businesses:
Support for needy and homeless families:
Updated March 17, 2020
All international flights without exception will be suspended for 30 days starting from Friday, 20 March 2020.
Source : Statement from the President of the Republic on 17/03/2020
Updated March 16, 2020
The Malagasy authorities have decided, as a preventive and protective measure, that all passengers from Europe arriving in Madagascar before Thursday, 19 March will be subject to new strict health control measures followed by systematic quarantine.
During this period, the Malagasy authorities are providing two 14-day quarantine options, i.e. :
Source: President’s Office of the Republic of Madagascar (16/03/2020)
Updated March 15, 2020
Subsequent to instructions from the President of the Republic of Madagascar dated 14 March 2020, the Madagascar Civil Aviation authorities (ACM) confirm that :
These measures will be enforced until 18 April 2020 and may be extended as the situation develops.
Source: Circular from the Aviation Civile de Madagascar (15/03/2020)
Updated March 14, 2020
The authorities of Madagascar have taken a series of preventive measures to minimize the introduction and possible circulation of COVID-19 on its territory.
These measures include the suspension of all flights from Europe, namely Italy, France, Germany and Spain, for a period of 30 days.
In addition, flights from La Reunion and Mayotte will be temporarily suspended.
However, those who wish to return to the country can do so until Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Moreover, it has been decided that the International Airport of Ivato will be the only connecting airport for the other countries which are not concerned. And all airports in the provinces will no longer accommodate flights starting from Sunday, March 15, 2020.
During the same period, cruise ships will no longer be able to dock in Malagasy coasts.
Source: Presidency of the Republic
Updated March 12, 2020
Systematic disinfection measures are undertaken for all passengers arriving in Madagascar.
Source : Council of Ministers on 11/3/2020
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