Cameroonian security forces have killed one person in their enforcement of measures to curb coronavirus. A source in Kumba says they were shot in Fiango quarter on Thursday evening. Government has made wearing of face masks compulsory in Cameroon which is grappling with the deadly Covid-19.
There are 996 Coronavirus cases in Cameroon with 22 deaths as of this day. The figures were declared by the Prime Minister today. He said measures will be gradually lifted as the situation of the pandemic improves.
The Minister of Public Health has challenged law makers to effectively accompany the government in the fight against Coronavirus. Dr.Manaouda Malachie was speaking at the National Assembly today. He said infected persons fall between 3 months and 80 years stressing that an infected mother contaminated her baby.
The distribution of kits donated by Cameroon legendary former footballer Samuel Eto’o Fils started today in Douala. The kits to help fight against COVID-19 will be distributed to vulnerable people selected in the towns of Douala, Buea, Bafoussam and Yaounde. Professional footballers in local Championship will equally benefit.
President Paul Biya tweeted that he had fruitful discussions with the French Ambassador on how to fight against Coronavirus in Cameroon. The audience Cameroonians say clear doubts of a supposed vacancy at the helm of power in Cameroon. Earlier on, some opposition politicians have called on the Constitutional Council to establish a vacancy at the Presidency.
Prime Minister Dion Ngute has supervised a process to disinfect Camrail station in Yaounde. The move is part of government’s measures to disinfect all public places to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.
The DO for Tiko Sub Division- Anuafor Cletus Asongwe has reminded politicians of his Sub Division that Coronavirus is more than elections and the time is now for them to come and protect their electorates. He was speaking in Tiko Sub Division on a Coronavirus campaign with different social groups among which, commercial bikers riders.
A three-month-old baby has been tested positive of Coronavirus in Cameroon. This was revealed by the Public Health Minister, Dr Malachie Manaouda who said the baby was infected by the mother who had earlier been tested positive. The baby is the youngest victim of COVID-19 amongst 996 cases registered in the Country so far.
The Prime Minister, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute has announced that schools will reopen on the 1st of June 2020, in all educational institutions across Cameroon. This follows their lockdown as one of the measures to combat COVID-19 in the Country some weeks ago. The measure, the PM says is in accordance to high instructions from the President of the Republic of Cameroon.
Apart from the decision to open schools in June across Cameroon, President Paul Biya also ordered the extension of the 20 COVID-19 preventive measures for an additional 15-day period. President Paul Biya also ordered the thorough evaluation of the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic in the Country.
Prof Jacque Fame Ndongo has qualified the petition of Prof Maurice Kamto, to the speaker of the National Assembly as null, void and frictious politics. According to the National Communications Secretary of the ruling CPDM party, the debate on a supposed vacuum at the helm of Cameroon is a non event. Prof Maurice Kamto had petitioned the Speaker of the National Assembly to ask the Constitutional Council to establish a power vacuum at the helm of the Country.
The Mayor of Muyuka council has begged on the Muyuka elites to come and retake the town from Separatists. Though separatists activities are still very effective in Muyuka Sub Division, the Mayor says united elites can conquer them.
Mayor Landjinu Lazar was speaking recently in Muyuka while on a field campaign against Coronavirus.
Djibouti has reported 156 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 591. It’s the largest spike in numbers in a single day since the first case was reported. With the smallest population in East Africa – less than a million people – Djibouti has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the region.
Mauritius and Seychelles have received tonnes of medicine including thousands of hydroxychloroquine tablets, from India, to help in their fight against Covid-19.
Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug being used by some doctors to treat Covid-19 patients, though its efficacy is still being tested.
Nearly 200 South African schools have been vandalised, set alight, or burgled since the beginning of a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said. Most of the schools targeted are in the Gauteng province, the country’s economic hub.
Security forces in Nigeria have killed more people than Covid-19 since the West African nation imposed a lockdown in parts of the country to deal with the pandemic, the National Human Rights Commission has found. So far, 12 people have died from Covid-19, while 18 have been killed by police trying to enforce lockdowns and other measures, the Nigerian rights group said.
Nurses in Malawi have gone on strike after the government failed to hire more health workers, local media report. The government had announced that 2,000 health workers would be recruited to help in the fight against Covid-19, the reports say. Nurses have previously complained about poor pay, lack of protective gear, and long working hours.
Kenya’s most-watched TV station has said in a broadcast statement that it “regrets” calling Tanzania’s President John Magufuli “stubborn” in a report covering his policy on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Tanzania has not implemented strict crowd control measures, as many other countries have done around the world.
(Foreign news: BBC)