Yaounde: Mayor Orders Closure, Disinfection of Acacias Market, Following Cholera Cases Recorded

The Mayor, Yaounde VI, Yoki Onana Jacques has ordered that Acasias market, in Biyem-Assi be closed on Friday May 19, to enable disinfection of the market. This information is contained in a release signed by the Mayor this May 16, following an increase in the number of cholera cases recorded in the municipality.

The Mayor equally ordered that vendors are banned from selling foodstuff on the ground and drinks from doubtful origin. He however urged users of this market to respect hygienic measures as they go about their activities.

This release comes weeks after Public Health Minister Dr Manaouda Malachie in a release on April 19, said five people had died from cholera in the Centre Region of Cameroon, quoting Biyem-Assi, Obala, Djoungolo, Cite verte, Nfou and Nkolndongo as areas where cases had been recorded.

With the outbreak of Cholera in this part of the country, health officials have advised that inhabitants respect good hygienic practices such as systematic washing of hands with clean flowing water and soap before eating and after using latrines, washing of foods with potable water before any consumption amongst others.

By Sandrine M.

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