The prefect of Dschang announced strict sanctions against people who do not comply with the safety measures deployed to control the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past 10 days, the district has reported 80 additional cases of Covid-19 (out of 258 people tested), with 7 admissions and 1 death.
The prefecture recalled that “the wearing of masks in public places is compulsory, social distancing must be respected and handwashing systems must be installed in places of gathering (including houses).” The local authority will crackdown on anyone who violates these rules.
According to official data, Cameroon has reported more than 100,000 cases, with 1,841 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. To date, 1,500 cases are still active with 118 people admitted (including 26 on oxygen) across the country.
As a reminder, the Cameroonian government has recently denied rumors about the discovery of a “Cameroonian variant”.