Unconfirmed reports have it that a patient has tested positive for the coronavirus at the Kondengui central prison in Yaounde.
A source at the detention facility says, “instead of taking him somewhere else, he was instead brought inside the prison for quarantine.”
The inmate said to be from quarter one in prison, went out to the hospital yesterday for a medical check-up.
“On coming back, the medical personnel confirmed that he is suspected to be positive. He has been Quarantine in a particular room alone since yesterday” says an inmate who adds that the report has sparked panic throughout the detention facility.
“This morning detainees have gathered around the area where he has been Quarantine in a panic that it might be spread to the entire prison,” he says.
“Other newly brought in inmates are being quarantined in a particular quarter of the prison for 14 days before they are sent to the various prison quarters if tested negative” he adds.
Government is yet to make any official remark about the allegation.