Coronavirus In Cameroon: Positive Cases Hit 16,000, Govt Says It Has Spent XAF 2 Billion On Pandemic Fight

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Cases of coronavirus in Cameroon have surpassed sixteen thousand, officials have noted, asking people to observe the necessary health measures.

As of Friday July 24, the country had 16,708 positive cases, 14,539 recoveries and 385 deaths

These are official figures revealed by the minister of Public Health in a virtual meeting chaired by prime minister Dion Ngute

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Cameroon stands as one of the hardest hit countries in Sub-Saharan Africa after South Africa, and the 7th hardest hit in Africa

She had her first case on February 24, it was a 58-year old French citizen who arrived in the country by flight at the Douala airport

The government also said, yesterday, that it had spent over 2 billion CFA in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon.

However, the it did not give a detailed account of how this money was disbursed.

Mr. Manaouda equally responded to media bullying over donated bags of rice- gifts received from OHCHA supermarket

The bags of rice he said, had been long distributed

“Whenever we receive gifts, we publish them. We also write to the donors, giving details on how the gifts have been managed.” the minster said, adding that 4,000 bags of rice were received on April 29, 2020, as we earlier reported

But the authoritative French Daily newspaper ‘Le Jour’ said the bags of rice did not reach the people.

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