Cameroon Bans Festive Events In The Capital Over Surging COVID-19 Infections

Cameroon bans festive events in the capital over surging COVID-19 infections

YAOUNDE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Mar, 2021 ) :-- All festive events in Cameroon's Centre region that hosts the capital city Yaounde have been banned, the region's governor Naseri Paul Bea said in a statement Thursday evening.

He said the decision was taken following an upsurge in COVID-19 infections and deaths in the region.

The decision came after Cameroon's Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute told a COVID-19 task force meeting on Thursday to intensify sensitization campaigns as infections continue to increase in the Central African nation.

As of Friday, Cameroon had registered 47,669 COVID-19 cases, 38,820 recoveries and 721 deaths, according to data released by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Enditem