PM Dion Ngute Prescribes New Directives on Fighting Covid-19

Cameroon

Prime minster Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute on Thursday, April 23, 2020 chaired through video Conference, the weekly meeting of the inter- ministerial committee in charge of evaluating and monitoring the implementation of government’s to fight covid-19.

Discussions during the meeting centered around update on the evolution of the pandemic in Cameroon, a review of measures taken to stop the spread of the deadly virus in prisons, the repatriation of Cameroonians in distress abroad, following the closures of national borders and arrangements for deployment of pupils and students in classrooms and amphitheatres as from the indicative date for the resumption of classes June 1, 2020.

At the end of the meeting, the head of government gave specific instructions to the concerned ministers. To the minister of state minister of justice and keeper of the seals, to continue to work closely with the ministry of public health to curb the spread of the virus. Meanwhile the minster of external relations, in collaboration with all other competent administration to expedite the repatriation procedures of Cameroonians in distress abroad in accordance with the directives of the head of states.

To the minister of public health, in conjunction with the governor of the centre region to finalise measures related to the organization of the confinement of compatriots who will be repatriated and to pay particular attention to the establishment of specialised treatment centres for Covid-19. Also the minister of decentralization to closely monitor the distribution of medical products and equipment offered by president Biya to councils to fight covid19. Meantime the minister of territorial administration in conjunction with the minister of public health to ensure those who died of covid-19 be buried in their places of death. And lastly The ministers in charge of education sector to give further to the ways in which pupils, and students can be deployed in schools and universities as soon as classes resume.

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