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- Friday 10 April
Christians worldwide observe Good Friday today- 07h58
Christians in Cameroon join their counterparts the world over todat to observe Good Friday, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.
Good Friday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover
Cameroon/COVID-19 fight: Biya approves production of Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin- 07h54
The Head of State Paul Biya has approved the production of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin to fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic that continue its world torment.
The information is contained in a release published Thursday April 9, 2020 by the Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation, Dr Madeleine Tchuente.
Cameroon/COVID-19: Wearing of nose mask compulsory as from April 13- 07h48
The use of nose mask in Cameroon has been made compulsory in a bit to stem the rapid propagation of the virus.
This additional measure was announced by the Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute after holding an interministerial evaluation meeting of the COVID-19 situation in Cameroon.
The measure will be applied as from April 13.
Cameroon confirms two more COVID-19 deaths- 07h41
Coronavirus has claimed two more victims in Cameroon, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to twelve.
Government announces 7 additional measures to fight COVID-19- 07h24
The Government of Cameroon has prescribed seven additional measures to be observed in a bit to stem the rapid spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Amongst these seven measures is the obligatory use of nose masks in all public places.
- Thursday 09 April
Cameroon’s COVID-19 cases move up to 803- 20h06
Cameroon’s Coronavirus cases have increased by twenty-three, bringing the number of confirmed infected persons to eight hundred and three.
The new figures were revealed this evening, after the daily press briefing on the situation of COVID-19 in Cameroon.
Cameroon/COVID-19: 15 patients to be discharged if new test results are negative- 19h15
The Minister of Public Health Dr Malachie Manaouda has indicated that some fifteen COVID-19 patients could go back to their houses this evening if their new test results are negative.
In a tweet this afternoon, Dr Manaouda disclosed that the fifteen patients had just carried out a control test.
Cameroon: Youths in Littoral region create application to curb COVID-19 spread- 12h19
An online application that would enable people acquire medical information on their health as far as the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned has been created by a group of young engineers in the Littoral region of Cameroon.
The application is called Coronatrack and it provides a platform where doctors and patients could easily discuss.
Cameroon: Health Minister equips regions with anti-COVID-19 kits- 12h12
In the days ahead, all the ten regions will benefit from new equipment from the Ministry of Public Health to help them limit the transmition and spread of COVID-19 at the local level.
As at today, six out of Cameroon’s ten regions have reported Coronavirus cases.
Cameroon: One new COVID-19 patient recovers- 12h06
Cameroon has confirmed one new COVID-19 recovery, taking the overall number of recoveries to sixty-one.
- Wednesday 08 April
Cameroon’s COVID-19 deaths move up to ten- 19h15
One more Coronavirus death has been recorded in Yaounde. This brings the total number of COVID-19 casualties to ten.
Cameroon’s COVID-19 cases move up to 730- 19h13
Cameroon’s Coronavrius cases have climbed up to seven hundred and thirty. This new figures communicated by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda come after the country confirmed forty-five new COVID-19 cases this Wednesday April 8, 2020.
Cameroon: UB to resume lectures through online platforms on April 13- 16h00
The University of Buea in the South West region of Cameroon will resume lectures counting for the second semester come April 13 as per the calendar of activities.
The information is contained in a release signed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Nol Atembong following resolutions arrived at a meeting of the Committee of Deans and Directors.
Two more Cameroonians die of COVID-19 in TurkeyMMI - 14h18
Two Cameroonians have reportedly died of Coronavirus in Turkey. Accordig to reports, the first one died over the weekednd after spending more than a week in the hospital?
The second one died later on and both were burried at once because of the time limit.
Cameroon: Nalova Lyonga debunks rumours of school resumption on April 20- 13h53
Cameroon’s Minister of Secondary Education, Prof Nalova Lyonga has dismissed information circulating on social media about school resumption on April 20.
A supposed joint release from Minister Nalova Lyonga and her counterpart of Basic education circulating on social media earlier today had it that the latter had called for school resumption.
Speaking to media men after taking part in CRTV’s school through TV, Minister Nalova said the information is a fake, and that the decision to reopen schools or not belongs to the President of the Republic, who ordered for them to be closed.
Cameroon: UN condemns double suicide attack in Far North region- 11h03
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres has condemned Boko Haram’s double suicide bombing that left ten death in Cameroon’s Far North region last Sunday April 5.
The UN scribe condemned the act in a tweet yesterday and took the opportunity to send words of condolence to the families of the departed, the Government and the people of Cameroon as a whole.
Cameroon: Health boss authorizes manufacturing of chloroquine- 10h33
Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachei Manaouda has given the go ahead to the Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation, Dr Madeleine Tchuente to manufacture chloroquine, a drug which he says constitutes the health protocol against the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Tuesday 07 April
Cameroon records 43 new COVID-19 recoveries- 15h31
Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda has confirmed forty-three new COVID-19 recoveries, taking the number of persons cured to sixty.
Cameroon records 27 new COVID-19 cases- 15h27
Cameroon has recorded twenty-seven new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall number of infected persons to six hundred and eighty-five.
The information is from Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda.
Cameroon: Ten die in suicide bomb attack in Far North region- 11h21
Ten civilians including two sucicide bombers are said to have died and fourteen other persons wounded out of which ten seriously following a suicide bomb attack Sunday in Cameroon’s Far North region, Defence Minister, Joseph Beti Assomo has said in a press release.
COVID-19: Cameroon is fifth most affected African country- 10h56
With six hundred and fifty-eight confirmed cases and nine deaths, Cameroon stands as the fifth most affected COVID-19 African nation having the highest number of cases in Central and West Africa.
Cameroon confirmed her first COVID-19 case on March the 6th, 2020. In no time, the country witnessed a daily upsurge in confirmed cases.
In order to contain the virus spread, Cameroonians have been called upon to stay home as much as they can and go out only in case of necessity and put on protective gears while leaving their homes.
Cameroon: Suspected Amba fighters partially set ablaze Ndu Council in NW region- 10h42
Suspected Amba fighters are said to have partially set ablaze the Ndu Council in Donga Mantung Division of the North West region of Cameroon.
According to sources, the incident happened last night.
Cameroon: NW Region records first COVID-19 case- 00h06
The North West Region on Monday, April 6 recorded its first COVID-19 case, Governor Adolphe Lele LAfrique has announced.
He made the announcement at the end of a regional coordination meeting to improve on the fight against the virus in the region. Governor Adolphe Lele LAfrique has thus said measures will heneforth be stepped up to avoid the spread in the region.
Cameroon: Minister Momo offers FCFA 500 thousand in fight against Coronavirus- 00h02
The Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Justice, Jean de Dieu Momo has offered the sum of FCFA 500 thousand francs as part of his contribution in the fight against the COVID-19.
In a letter addressed to the Minister of Public Health, Minister Jean de Dieu Momo said he has dropped the moey into the account of the Solidarity Fund recently created by the Head of State.
- Monday 06 April
Cameroon/COVID-19 fight: Israel promises protective gears for medical staff- 19h44
The Government of Israel has promised to help Cameroon with the production of protective gears for its medical staff, first category of persons whose health is at risk as the country battles to contain the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Israeli Ambassador to Cameroon made the announcement this Monday in Yaounde, while he was granted audience by Cameroon’s Prime Minister, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.
Cameroon/COVID-19 fight: Use of nose masks soon compulsory in Douala- 18h20
The use of nose masks will soon be compulsory to all in Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon in the sideline of the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.
The decision is from the Mayor of the Douala City Council, Roger Mbassa Ndine who distributed some protective gears to bike riders Sunday in Douala II.
According to the Mayor, the distribution will go on in other Municipalities of the town.
Cameroon: Anti-COVID-19 sensitization campaign underway in Littoral region- 15h17
A massive door-to-door sensitization and screening campaign against the Coronavirus pandemic is underway in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala in the Littoral region.
The campaign kick-started last Saturday and the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manouda has disclosed that many cases will be confirmed following the screening campaign.
Douala is the second most affected town in Cameroon after Yaounde.
Cameroon: SW Governor makes use of face masks compulsory for visitors of public services- 12h28
As from this Monday April 6, 2020, the use of protective masks is compulsory for all those visiting public services in the South West region of Cameroon, including public service personnel.
The instruction was given by the Governor of the region, Bernard Okalia Bilai, who indicated that this measure adds to the already existing Government COVID-19 restrictions.
Cameroon: Seven civilians, two soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush in FN region- 11h55
Seven civilians and two soldiers are said to have been killed and some others injured in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents yesterday evening at a bridge called Zigageu, in the Far North region of Cameroon.
Cameroon’s COVID-19 cases climb up to 658- 09h11
Cameroon has recorded eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the number of confirmed cases to six hundred and fifty-eight.
The new figures were communicated this Monday morning.