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