The 2020 edition of the International Labour Day and the National Day have been cancelled by the President of the Republic, Paul Biya.
The information is contained in a press release signed this Thursday, April 22, 2020 by the Minister, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic.
The release pointed to the Coronavirus pandemic and the need to respect social distance measures prescribed by the government.
The cancellation of the celebrations come at a time when about 20 people have died from the Novel Coronavirus Disease in Cameroon.
Amongst the 20 measures to check the spread of the virus in the country, is social distancing and the prohibition of gathering of more than 50 people.
It is the second time that the feast of National Unity on May 20, is not holding since it was instituted in 1972.
In 1984, the celebration was cancelled because of the failed coup attempt in the country.