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Finally, Coronavirus Comes Calling MINSANTE-MINCOM-MINEPIA Swing Into Action, Allays Public Fears
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Posted on March 9, 2020, 10:55 am
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The Cameroon Ministers of Public Health, Manaouda Malachie, Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi and of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries-MINEPIA, Dr. Taiga held a joint press conference on March 7th 2020 at the Ministry of Communication to address the public concerns and sensitize the national community over the Coronavirus that is rapidly spreading across the world and presently in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde.

Cameroon; measures Against COVID-19

Speaking during the press conference, Minister Sadi acknowledged the untold health fears that surround the people in Yaounde city caused by the two reported cases of the coronavirus on a single day.

He said the government has confirmed that the two people suffering from COVID-19 on the Cameroonian territory are confined and isolated at the Yaounde Central Hospital and are receiving appropriate symptomatic treatment.

Cameroon Health Minister, Manauda Malachie

Also, he said the protocol of government actions is being implemented with strict compliance with international health regulation. He equally hinted that the coordinating operations across the country, the health emergency operationcentrehas moved from an alert state to an activity state.

The Minister revealed that likewise, an interceptive platform of collaboration between the ministries in charge of Public Health, Communication, Transport, Livestock Fisheries and Animal Industries, Defense as well as National Security has been setup to the maximum level to strengthen the epidemiological surveillance.

Cameroon Health Minister inspecting Airport measures against COVID-19

He said that thevarious strategic access point in Cameroon-airports, seaports, or with special emphasis involving the movement of people and animals are closely monitored.

According to Minister Malachie of Public Health, in terms of diagnosis and management, the centre pastor of Cameroon has demonstrated its technical capacity to make the biological diagnosis of the disease as quickly as possible.

In conformity,the Minister highlighted that two cases of COVID 19 were reported on Friday, March 6th, 2020 within 4 hours and bothwere brought out in isolation and are receiving symptomatic treatment.

He equally pointed out that basic amenities are provided in strict compliance with the technical and health safety in regulations. And at the same time, the pressing and active search operations for contact subjects are effective and continuing. And the perfect cooperation between the contact cases and health personnel is to be welcomed.

Meantime isolation space and rooms have been identified in airports, seaports and health facilities to accommodate these cases throughout the country.

Rapid response and investigation teams are also deployed in all ten regions of the country to actively search for the case and decontaminate teams as well as conducting community out search activities.

The ministers called for the public vigilance. They equally urge everyone not to minimize the sanitary measure but that it should be prioritized to prevent the continuous spread of the killer virus.

Airport Surveillance measures against COVID-19

It is worth noting that Coronavirus is a respiratory illness caused by new virus symptoms that ranges from a mild cold to pneumonia. While some people recover easily, some may become serious and die within a short period. The virus is a microbe from the virus family which initially infected Respiratory organs are high risk of being infected.

Respiratory organs are at high risk of being infected. According to Dr Bertrand Mbacho, there is very high evidence that the virus spreads from person to person with an infected person whenever he coughs or sneezes.

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