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Madagascar confirms first cases of coronavirus

The island nation of Madagascar has confirmed its first cases of coronavirus on Friday. Three cases were confirmed by the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, President Andry Rajoelina said.

The island is dependent on the steady flow of Europeans visiting each year. This Friday, the last tourists are going home on the last commercial flights between Madagascar and Europe. The government announced it would be suspending all flights for 30 days on Tuesday to try to prevent cases of the virus.

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