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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Arrival date||6 March 2020|
(4 weeks and 1 day)
|Bafoussam, Douala & Yaounde|
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Cameroon, Central Africa, on 6 March 2020, with one case. The infected person is a French national who arrived in the capital Yaoundé on 24 February.
The second case in the country was announced on 6 March. The case was a Cameroonian citizen who was in close contact with the first case, but officials did not release any further information on the case.
Five new cases were confirmed on 18 March 2020. Although further information about the victims was not published, one of the confirmed victims is a foreigner. Two suspected cases were declared negative on the 20th March 2020 and have joined their family members.
The Minister revealed on the 23rd March, 2020 in the morning that among the 16 cases tested positive that morning, 9 were from Douala, 6 in Yaoundé, and 1 in Bafoussam.
The total number of covid-19 cases keep climbing up in the country. Announced on 30 March 2020 by the Minister of Public Health, Cameroon has 142 active cases with 6 deaths.
Recent updates on Thursday 2 April 2020 shows that the number of active covid-19 cases in Cameroon climbs to 286.
Jack Ma donated medical supplies (20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical-use protective suits and face shields) to Cameroon as part of helping the efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa. The supplies arrived Cameroon's Yaounde Nsimalen Airport on the 27 March 2020.