In the past weeks, part of Cameroon has witnessed a second phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The West and Littoral Regions are the two cities currently on the red line.
Statistics from the Public Health Emergency Unit as at the time of this post states that Cameroon has recorded 23,528 positive cases, 22,177 recovered cases and 435 deaths from the virus.
To this effect, the Director of Disease Control for the Ministry of Public Health, Dr George’s Alain Etoundi Mballa called on Cameroonians to be extremely vigilant following this resurfacing of the virus in the country. He was speaking in a press briefing that held in Yaounde on November 19.”In the case of Cameroon, the results of the last two weeks show that a few outbreaks have appeared in the West and Littoral regions. Undoubtedly, our epidemic curve maintains its decline and we remain in the descending phase of the epidemic. But let us not forget that the fall in the epidemic curve is never regular and harmonious. We know that during these descending phases, the virus circulates always and that the threat of local and isolated outbreaks still hangs over our schools, our universities, our public administrations and churches.”
He added that, they at the emergency centre will not relent efforts in tracking, testing and treating infected persons.
The second phase of the Corona virus is feared to be deadlier than the first.
The first corona virus case was recorded in Cameroon on March 6, 2020. Barrier measures put in place by the Government of Cameroon and the WHO include, washing of hands with soap and running water, using alcoholic based hand sanitizer, respecting at least 1m social distancing, wearing of face masks, coughing in the elbows amongst others. 1510 is the emergency number to call in case if suspected covid 19 case in Cameroon. Different regions have sub telephone numbers that can be rung in case of a COVID-19 emergency.
By Sandrine M.