As of 25 March, Cameroon has officially recorded 72 cases of coronavirus.
According to the forecasts of the Minister of Public Health (Minsanté), Manaouda Malachie, the number could reach 3800 in the next four weeks if the measures set by the government are not rigorously respected.
To date, the health ministry has identified a total of 284 people at risk in Douala and 271 in Yaoundé, the country's two largest cities. These people, from countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic, are waiting to be tested.
In anticipation of the evolution of the pandemic in Cameroon, Manaouda Malachie, on March 25, 2020, addressed a letter to the governors of the ten regions of Cameroon requesting administrative requisition of hotel rooms for quarantine of suspected cases of coronavirus identified in the country. “I have the honor to ask you to requisition at least forty hotel rooms per regional capital, in your respective jurisdictions, by March 25, 2020,” he wrote.