Army ready to serve as last line of defence against Covid-19 health and security threats

Defence Minister, General Richard Rakotonirina.
Defence Minister, General Richard Rakotonirina. © Malagasy Ministry of Defence/Youtube
Defence minister Richard Rakotonirina has been playing an increasingly important role in the government's response to the Covid-19 health emergency. The powers of the army, which is under his control, now look set to be considerably extended. [...]
Published on 21.07.2020 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes
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