The governor of the northwest region, Adolf Lele L’Afrique has called on all stakeholders in the region especially media practitioners and bloggers, to reinforce sensitization campaigns on the respect of covid-19 barrier measures by the population, in order to curb the spread of the virus.
The call is contained in a release signed February 12 2021 by the governor, after presiding over a regional advocacy meeting with some stakeholders in the region.
Going by the release, covid-19 cases over the weeks have skyrocketed, implying the existence of a second wave of the pandemic in the region.
“During the last 10 days, the region recorded 116 positive cases of covid-19, with five covid-19 related deaths. The cumulative statistics for covid-19 in the northwest region is as follows; 1,189 persons tested positive with 935 recoveries, 173 active cases on treatment and unfortunately 81 deaths (with 40 occurring in health facilities and 41 in the communities)” the release states.
The governor through the release, calls on the strict respect of covid-19 barrier measures in all primary and secondary schools, churches and markets, through the systematic wearing of face masks when leaving the house, hand washing with soap and running water, and maintenance of social distancing at all times.
According to the release, the affected divisions include; Mezam, Boyo, Donga Mantung and Ngoketunjia divisions, with the city of Bamenda constituting the epic center of the pandemic with highest cases recorded.
The governor regrets that, the respect of government prescribed anti_covid measures by the population has been undermined.
That not withstanding, governor Adolf Lele L’Afrique calls on the entire Northwest population, to steam up the fight against covid-19, by collaborating with health authorities in the Mass campaign for covid-19 testing, planned for the next 3 weeks in all health facilities, schools and communities. This he says, will give a resounding success.
By Nai Vonna