6, March 2020
The first case of Coronavirus has been recorded in Cameroon. The Minister of Public Health confirmed the information earlier today.
According to the minister, a case of Coronavirus was confirmed at the Centre Pasteur laboratory in Yaoundé after a sampling carried out Thursday at the Cathedral Clinic on a French citizen who arrived in Cameroon since February 24.
“The Minister of Public Health, announced the confirmation of a case of Corvid-19, on Cameroonian territory. It is a 58-year-old French citizen who arrived in Yaounde on February 24, 2020″, says the press release of Dr. Manaouda Malachie.
“He has been placed in isolation in the care centre of the Yaounde Central Hospital for appropriate care,” the statement said.
Contacted by telephone, a doctor from the central hospital who requested anonymity confirmed that the patient had been placed in isolation.
By Rita Akana