Covid-19: South African variant takes devastating toll on Madagascar

Covid-19: South African variant takes devastating toll on Madagascar

Since the ‘South African’ variant surfaced in Madagascar, the island nation has recorded around 11,500 infections and 200 deaths per month, according to official figures – which are likely a vast underestimation. The situation is spinning out of control, blighted by oxygen and medicine shortages. The authorities though, say the situation is worse elsewhere. Gaëlle Borgia reports.

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