Chinese business tycoon , JACK Ma has offered a consignment of medical supplies to fight COVID19 in Cameroon, as cases surge to 88.
The gifts were received at the Nsimalen international airport on March 26, 2020, by the Secretary General of the Public Health Ministry, Mme Sinata Koulla Shiro , accompanied by WHO Resident Representative, Phanuel Habimana.
The cargo plane that transported the supplies contained
-20,000 screening kits
-1000 protective suits
These supplies are meant to assist the Cameroonian government to fight against the spread of the disease thst has killed over 20,000 people worldwide .
COVID19 : Current figures
The total number of confirmed cases in Cameroon has now reached 88. Two have recovered alongside two deaths .
During a press briefing , the Public Health Minister, Dr. Manaouda Malachie disclosed that out of this figure, 60 are in Yaounde, 25 in Douala and 3 others in Baffousam.
All the confirmed cases are reportedly doing well, but for one who is on oxygen.
The second death
The second COVID related death was also announced during the press briefing.
Dr. Manaouda said postmortem tests confirmed that Mr. Achille Essome Moukouri who recently died in Douala was infected by COVID19.
He however regretted that help could not be brought to the late man on time.
” We regret that we were not informed of this case on time to permit us screen and place him on treatment”.
As the figures rise, the public health boss asks Cameroonians to take the safety measures seriously.
“Covid is not an invention, not distant, and not imaginary. It kills and destroys. It is neither a joke nor rumor, take it seriously and respect safety measures”
Dr. Manaouda Malachie also cautions the public against raising panic by spreading false and erroneous information.
Kathy Neba Sina