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Cameroon: Northwest Region records first coronavirus case, Governor announces measures

The Governor of the North West Region and President of the Regional committee for the fight against Coranavirus has confirmed a COVID-19 case in the North West Region.

According to the regional delegate of health for the Northwest, Dr Che Kingsley the infected person (a lady) is from Andek town, headquarters of Ngie Subdivision in Momo Division, Northwest Region of Cameroon.

The lady who traveled into Cameroon from Kenya has had contact with several persons. She escaped quarantine, traveled to Bamenda using public transport and then to Mbengwi. She later on used a bike, to get to her village Ngie.   

During a regional COVID-19 assessment meeting of Monday, April 6, 2020 chaired by Governor Lele Lafrique to assess the health situation of the region, some resolutions were made to prevent the disease from spreading further. 

  • The anti-coronavirus measures implemented by the gouvernement will be reinforced by forces of Law and Order in the region. 
  • Movement of vehicles in to and out of the region shall be regulated. 
  • Citizens should observe social distancing, limit their movements and wear face masks to protect themselves. 
  • The consumption of drinks in and around drinking joints has been prohibited till further notice.
  • Lastly, citizens should refer to health experts for quality hand sanitizers and face masks. 

The Northwest region has become the 6th region with a coronavirus case, after  the Centre, Littoral, West, South and Southwest Regions of Cameroon.  

Cameroon has confirmed 658 coronavirus cases in the and 9 fatalities. 17 people have recovered from the disease.

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