The Cameroon Ministry of Public Health has announced a total of 11,892 confirmed covid-19 cases, with 7,710 treated cases, and 303 deaths.
During a press briefing organized at the Operations Center of the public health emergencies (COUSP), the director of health promotion at the Department of Public Health, Dr. Fanne Mahamat, announced on June 21, 2020 the recent statistics of the coronavirus in the country.
According to the representative of the Minister of Public Health, Manaouda Malachie, 282 people tested positive for Coronavirus on Sunday, June 21, 2020. This makes a total of 11,892 positive cases.
At the press briefing, Dr. Fanne Mahamat announced that 8 persons have recovered, adding to the 7,710 number already healed. In the death table it was revealed that 3 people already died, making a total of 303.
Late barrier measures, cause of the multiplication of Covid-19 cases?
It is said that the rapid spread of the virus in Cameroon is the result of government’s negligence to take appropriate and timely measures.
Cameroon did not close its land, air and sea borders until March 18, 2020, twelve days after the first “imported” case and weeks after many other African countries.
Also, he only limited the number of people allowed in rallies to 50, when others set it at 100. It was not until mid-March, too, that other restrictive measures were taken, such as the distance in public transport and the closing of bars and restaurants, but only after 6 pm…
The statistics in Africa reveals Cameroon is on the 6th position with the most affected and confirmed cases in Africa, and the fist position in Central Africa.
South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, and Algeria are on the top of the table.