Covid-19: 97 More Cameroonians Fly Home After Weeks Stranded Abroad
97 more Cameroonians who were stranded abroad due to Covid-19 have landed in Cameroon early today
Their return is part of the second phase of repatriation of citizens stuck in North America, France, Sao Tome and other European countries.
Cameroon’s authorities started the second phase of repatriation for its citizens stuck abroad, beginning with Dubai on May 10. 152 citizens landed at the Nsimalen airport in Yaounde.
On Tuesday May 12, 2020, another group arrived at Nsimalen through Ethiopian Airlines, received by the Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe.
“These concerns brought to the attention of the head of state, so he decided to organize the repatriation of the 668 compatriots as soon as possible” the minister praised the president
Prior to their repatriation, government said it had set conditions for them to abide by, including compulsory Covid-19 tests and quarantine measures.
In One of the consignments, two citizens were tested positive and quarantined at Olembe Quarantine House, Charlotte Mousi, the Center’s health regional delegate said
“We tested them and results were given immediately. Those who were tested negative will continue confinement at home, but we will be recontrol 14 days later” she said
The repatriation began after President Paul Biya ordered the return of Cameroonians who had been stranded abroad due to Covid-19 on April 26, as announced by The Consul General of Cameroon to Dubai.
According to recent updates, Cameoon now sits as the 7th most hit African country with 2,689 Covid-19 cases, 1,524 recoveries and 125 deaths.