Cameroon got up last week to the scare of a pandemic as more countries report cases. The Minister of Public Health Malachie Manaouda has revealed that measures are being taken to prevent the possible spread of the Coronavirus into Cameroon.
Speaking at the weekend, Malachie Manaouda advised Cameroonians to wash their hands regularly, cover their nose and mouth when sneezing, and eat well cooked meat.
The official didn’t state any other details on measures being taken.
Coronavirus in Africa
Health officials are dealing with a suspected case of coronavirus already in Côte D’Ivoire, according to the nation’s health ministry.
An unnamed student, who returned to the West African country from Beijing on Saturday, is undergoing further tests after showing flu-like symptoms.
The virus thought to have originated in a Wuhan food market continues to spread as China and other nations step up containment efforts.
The health commission of China’s Hubei province said on Tuesday that 100 people had died from the virus as of Jan. 27, according to an online statement, up from the previous toll of 76, with the number of confirmed cases in the province rising to 2,714.
Officially known as 2019-nCoV, the newly identified coronavirus can cause pneumonia, but it is still too early to know just how dangerous it is and how easily it spreads.
Health officials around the world have said that transmission occurs through human contact, say less than a meter.