COVID-19 : ‘The battle is not yet won’

The battle against COVID-19 is still on , and public health authorities are calling on Cameroonians to stick to the preventive measures.

It is common place to hear many say “Corona is over”. Man you now go about their activities  , board taxis and even go to public places like markets, and schools without masks.

Complacency has eroded the respect for preventive measures, instituted five months ago , after the disease was first reported in the country.

Speaking at the daily press briefing on COVID-19, on August 5, Dr. George Alain Etoundi Mballa, Cordinator of the Cameroon Health Emergency Operations Centre said everyone should comply with the preventive measures, and  remain vigilant.

Dr. George Alain Etoundi Mballa, Cordinator of the Cameroon Health Emergency Operations Centre

He warns that there could be an increase in new cases, if preventive measures are not respected.

“The battle is not  yet won. The epidemic is not over. Let’s stay vigilant. Let us remain humble. Let’s remain in solidarity with barrier measures put in place by the government”.

The pandemic has affected schools , churches, the country’s land, sea and air boarders .

COVID-19 is equally at the origin of untold socio-economic challenges.

In order for the life to return to normal, the health expert says people must massively turn out for screening at the new screening centres , recently created  . He also refers to the new testing strategy, Mobile Testing , launched on Friday 31, July 2020.

Kathy Neba Sina

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