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Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion NGUTE announced on Tuesday 17 March 2020, following his meeting with the President of the Republic, a series of measures instructed by the latter to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. From Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice:

  • Cameroon's land, air and sea borders will be closed: all passenger flights from abroad will be suspended, with the exception of cargo flights and ships carrying daily consumer goods and essential goods and materials, whose stopover times will be limited and supervised; Cameroonians wishing to return to their country will have to contact the various diplomatic representations
  • The issuance of entry visas to Cameroon at the various airports is suspended.
  • All public and private training institutions under the various levels of education, from kindergarten to higher education, including vocational training centers and universities will be closed.
  • Gatherings of more than fifty (50) persons shall be prohibited throughout the national territory.
  • School and university competitions are postponed, as are the FENASSCO and university games.
  • Drinking establishments, restaurants and places of recreation will be systematically closed from 6 p.m., under the control of the administrative authorities.
  • A system for regulating consumer flows will be introduced in markets and shopping centers.
  • Urban and inter-city travel will be allowed only in cases of extreme necessity.
  • Bus, taxi and motorcycle taxi drivers are advised to avoid overloading public transport: law enforcement officers will pay particular attention to this.
  • Private health facilities, hotels and other accommodation, vehicles and specific equipment necessary for the implementation of the VIDOC-19 Pandemic Response Plan in Cameroon may be requisitioned as required by the competent authorities.
  • The public administrations shall give priority to electronic communications and digital tools for meetings likely to bring together more than ten (10) people.
  • Missions abroad by members of Government and public and para-public sector agents shall be suspended; these are certainly difficult but necessary measures to guarantee the protection of each and everyone and limit the spread of this pandemic.
  • People are advised to strictly observe the hygiene measures recommended by the World Health Organization, including regular hand washing with soap and avoiding close contact such as shaking hands or kissing.

The Government invites the population not to give in to panic, but to show discipline, solidarity and a sense of responsibility at a time when the whole world is going through difficult times.

Source: Déclaration du Premier Ministre, Chef du Gouvernement sur la situation du Covid-19

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