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Cameroon reaches 2,000 covid-19 cases, 100+ health workers affected

Cameroon reaches 2,000 covid-19 cases, 100+ health workers affected

Paru le mercredi, 06 mai 2020 16:12

Cameroon has officially exceeded 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the exact number was 2,265 as of May 4. The Central region is the most affected with 1,280 cases, according to the Ministry of Public Health. The second region is the Littoral with 771 confirmed cases. And the Far North, the least affected region, has 2 cases.

More than 100 health workers have been contaminated since the beginning of the pandemic, data showed. “With a total of 109, including 11 new cases of Covid-19-positive health workers, there is a need to raise awareness among health workers about Covid-19 prevention measures in hospitals and to improve the working conditions of staff in the care centers,” the report says.

On 1 May, the health minister Manaouda Malachie, announced the provision of 50,000 medical coveralls, 40,000 medical overalls, 320,000 surgical masks, 20,000 protective glasses, 10,000 pairs of shoes, and 220 backpack sprayers to health workers. This is to make up for the lack of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, who are on the front line in the fight against coronavirus.

The number of deaths is also on the rise. The official reported 108 deaths, 62 in the Central regions, and 38 in the Littoral. “We have exceeded the two thousand infected cases. This should lead us to adopt new behaviors to protect our health and that of our community,” says Manaouda Malachie.

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