8 May 2020
The Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher is a regional endemic. And like other paradise-flycatchers, the inside of its mouth is bright yellow!
The gears are turning for the official reopening of Madagascar. Though unofficially it already seems pretty open. Some schools have resumed, and others reconvene next week. There is great faith in the Covid Organics herbal remedy. Meanwhile, yesterday saw the largest number of new cases in a single day: 35. Obviously not many compared to many other countries, but concerning nonetheless.
Here's a decent article about Madagascar and the virus. It contains a striking photo of masked schoolchildren holding herbal tonic in a manner reminiscent of communion wine. It's in French, but Google translates it well: https://www.ouest-france.fr/leditiondusoir/2020-05-05/comment-madagascar-a-reussi-a-echapper-a-lepidemie-du-coronavirus-ad055257-97b2-46a0-83c7-aa93262a457e