Two lawmakers in Madagascar have died after developing Covid-19, the country's president has said.
President Andry Rajoelina said on Sunday that one member each from the upper and lower chambers of parliament had succumbed to the disease, while 25 others had tested positive, AFP news agency reports.
Last week Madagascar reintroduced a strict lockdown across one of its main regions, which includes the capital Antananarivo, after a rise in cases.
The country has reported almost 4,900 infections and 35 deaths during the pandemic, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University.
The president has faced controversy after promoting an untested herbal tonic as a treatment for Covid-19.