At the end of a crisis meeting held on 17 March 2020 in Yaoundé, Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute (photo), announced, on state TV, the 13 measures prescribed by President Paul Biya, to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Among the key measures is the closure of all land, air and sea borders and the suspension of all passenger flights from abroad.
Cargo flights and ships carrying consumer goods as well as essential goods and materials are allowed although their stopover time will be well regulated and limited.
In addition to suspending the issuance of entry visas to Cameroon at airports, Joseph Dion Ngute reiterated his decision, taken on March 12, of suspending all government, public and para-public officials' trips abroad.
All schools and universities, both private and public, including prestigious and vocational training centers, are also closed. Restrictions have also been applied on urban and inter-city travel, the use of public houses, restaurants and other recreational facilities.
The Prime Minister acknowledges that "these are difficult but necessary measures to ensure the protection of each and everyone and to limit the spread of this pandemic." These measures are effective from today March 18 till further notice.
Let’s note that the Minister of Public Health has already announced the confirmation of 10 cases in Cameroon.