The coronavirus pandemic has not left anyone indifferent since it struck months ago.
With higher number of cases than before however, measures to curb the spread of the virus seem to be more loose than ever. The barrier measures imposed by the government cause a number of constraints some of which are economic.
Yaounde which has a majority of cases of the virus is also one of the State’s most affected towns.
Hardison Saah is a bus driver: “We insist passengers should wear their facemasks and wash their hands before entering the bus.”
The barrier measures he adds “are making things tougher, because as at now, we don’t load our buses like before.”
Despite this, it remains noticeable that the respect of measures to combat the spread of the virus is greatly dropping.
Some, however, have a different view of the country’s situation. “I wonder why we believe there is a virus when our top officials do not put on their mask in public meetings,” wonders Eseme Brenden, a student.
With end of course examinations at the secondary and university levels ongoing, much more has to be done to limit the spread of the virus.
Barrister Ndetam Victor sheds light on this: “We have to keep our environment clean always. For example, someone might fall sick which could be malaria but he or she may think it is the virus.”
He adds that “in less than no time, the virus will stop if we respect the barrier measures.”
In a briefing today, health minister Manaouda Malachie noted that the number of coronavirus cases in Cameroon exceeds 16,000.
Mimi Mefo Info