The number of persons moving around public places like markets and other public places without face masks nor respecting social distance, is disturbing.
The situation has prompted the Prime Minister – Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute to condemn the growing scepticism which is pushing many to abandon their facemasks in violation of the decision making the wearing of masks a obligatory in public places in the country.
During the inter ministerial meeting to monitor the government’s response strategy against COVID19, it was said emphatically that “COVID19 is real, COVID19 is active in Cameroon and the wearing of facemasks is mandatory.”
The Prime Minister reiterated that the wearing of face masks remains obligatory in public places in Cameroon.
#COVID19: Role of Mayors
The effectiveness of the role played by Mayors and municipal officials in promoting the wearing of face masks in the different councils in Cameroon has been scrutinized by the inter ministerial meeting to monitor the government’s response strategy against COVID19.
During the virtual meeting that held on Friday, July 10, 2020.
The Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, George Elanga Obam said his department is mobilizing the municipal leadership across Cameroon to be more proactive in implementing preventive measures as prescribed by government.
#COVID19: Role of Youth Volunteers
The contribution of youth volunteers carrying out awareness campaigns against Novel Corona Virus was also examined.
The Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou revealed that 26,374 youths from different movements and organisations have been carrying out proximity community education and information campaigns to make the work of health workers easier.
#COVID19: Financial Contribution Of Cameroon’s Partners
The Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey, presented an update of contributions of Cameroon’s international partners to the country’s drive against COVID 19.
#COVID19: Statistics of July 10, 2020
The latest statistics which emerged from the meeting indicate 15,173 positive cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Cameroon so far, with 11,928 already declared healed and 359 deaths recorded.
So far, close to 121 thousand #COVID19 tests have been performed in the country.
#COVID: Prime Minister’s Directives
At the end of the session, The Prime minister instructed the Minister of Decentralization and Local Development to mobilize council officials towards a more active role in enforcing the wearing of face masks across the country.
PM Joseph Dion Ngute also called for the strict follow-up and protection of youths engaged in the anti COVID19 campaigns.