Prime Minister Outlines New Measures To Fight Covid-19

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The government of Cameroon has announced new measures she is taking to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Prime Minister Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute made the announcement after blaming the population for not respecting the barrier measures put in place.

Dion Ngute said about 3,000 new cases of infected cases have been recorded in the space of one week, bringing the total number of infected cases to 38,988.

“Many no longer wear masks, which is compulsory in all public places. Some even continue to think that COVID-19 is a pure invention, or that it exists only in other countries,” Dion Ngute said on state media.

He added that the preventive measures put in place by WHO and the government are as follows:

–The prohibition of gatherings of more than fifty (50) people throughout the national territory;

– Working remotely and using electronic means of communication as much as possible, especially for the organization of meetings, where social distancing cannot be observed;

– Suspension of missions abroad for members of Government and public and para-public sector agents, except in the case of express derogation;

– Systematic wearing of masks in all public places and respect for social distancing.

-Administrative authorities have been instructed by the Minister of Territorial Administration to ensure, that hand washing stations or the use of hand sanitizers is effective at the entrance of all establishments open to the public,
including places of worship, within the framework of their administrative police missions.

– The Ministers in charge of Education and
the Minister of Trade would also ensure the application of this measure, in schools and universities, as well as in shopping centres.

– Safety measures must be complied with in all circumstances and in all places, including open markets and meeting places, such as bus stations, taxis and motorbike pick-up points, as well as public transport avenues.

Dr. Dion Ngute stressed that access to any establishment open to the public will henceforth be subject to the wearing of a mask.

– Also, screening at air, sea and land borders have been stepped up to reduce the risk of importing other variants of COVID-19.

– Large gatherings and risky behaviours are prohibited.

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