Cameroon has entered the fourth stage of the national response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Public health officials say the focus now is to guarantee a safe resumption of socio-economic and cultural activities, as well as preserve the health of the population.
In less than one month, schools will resume in Cameroon. The Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) 2020 also takes place soon. Many businesses are reopening their doors, and cultural activities are resuming.
Socio-economic activities are resuming at a time when the country has seen a remarkable fall in the number of confirmed cases, with only 757 cases on record. Two are on oxygen, and 81 are inpatients.
As of September 11, confirmed cases are 20009, 415 deaths, 18837 recoveries, representing 94.12% and case fatality rate of 2.08%.
Speaking at a recent press briefing on COVID-19, Dr. George Etoundi Mballa, Cordinator of the Cameroon Health Emergency Operations Centre, gave credit for the remarkable results recorded to local and international partners.
“Our response is yielding good results. Several friendly countries, WHO, UN agencies, international NGOs and Jack Ma foundation have helped us achieve these good results”.
In order to constantly keep the virus at bay, Public Health officials say they are bent on not being surprised by a new wave of infections. Accordingly, they have called for the continuous respect of preventive measures.
Dr. George Etoundi Mballa says “We must continue to be vigilant, supportive and more responsible”.
Kathy Neba Sina