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Coronavirus: Cameroon cases shoot to 2,000

Coronavirus:Cameroon cases shoot to 2,000.

Cases of coronavirus in Cameroon shot to 2,000 over the weekend as the African center for diseases showed. According to Africa CDC, 2,077 coronavirus cases have been detected in Cameroon, including 953 recoveries.

Cameroon reported its first infection on March 6, an imported case from Europe, and has closed national borders and applied social distancing since March 18.

The death toll in the country is currently at 64, making the fatality rate in the country is 1.17% lower than the average in Africa, which is about 4.12%.

All 10 regions with the country have reported coronavirus cases with more than half of the cases detected in the central region where the capital city of Yaounde is located.

However, despite this, the government decided to ease some of social distancing restrictions by allowing bars and restaurants to run after 6 p.m., and lifting passenger number restriction in public transport.

These changes were based on the recommendation of a study on the socio-economic impact of the pandemic, according to Cameroon government.

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