Cameroon’s Health Minister, Manaouda Malachie fears there could be a second coronavirus wave in the country if strong action is not taken to combat the pandemic.
“We are entering a sensitive and delicate phase of our COVID contingency plan, made up of a drop in contamination but a risk of a second wave if we relax our efforts,” said Mr Malachie on Twitter Saturday.
While updating Cameroonians on Covid-19 statistics in the country, the Public Health Minister, revealed that Cameroon now has 18,118 confirmed cases. “Among these cases are 1,177 active cases, 16,540 recoveries and a record of 401 deaths,” added Minister Malachie.
The Minister equally affirmed that 128 Covid-19 patients are currently being hospitalized.
Cameroon which is currently one of the hardest-hit in terms of Covid-19 infection in Central Africa recorded its first case early March 2020.
Experts have attributed the growing figures to non-respect of lockdown restrictions.
“It is more than ever necessary to reinforce the respect of the barrier measures and the wearing of face masks,” Minister Malachie cautioned.
(C) Mimi Mefo Info