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Cameroon/COVID-19: Gov’t makes U-turn, maintains court sessions

The Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute has indicated that court sessions will hold with not…

The Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute has indicated that court sessions will hold with not more than fifty persons so as to respect the Coronavirus response measure that prohibits gatherings of more than fifty persons.

This decision taken Wednesday March 18 as part of the modalities that would determine the application of Government’s measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus contradicts an initial decision from the Ministry of Justice suspending all court sessions for a period of one month amid Coronavirus fears.

According to a communique from the Prime Ministerial services, court hearings have been maintained in the strict respect of fifty persons per gathering.

This decision has made many to ponder on whether the appeal case of detained Ambazonia leaders will hold today.

Apart from this, the Government has decided that the thirteen measures earlier taken to curb the spread of Coronavirus, amongst which the closure of borders will be applied within a period of fifteen days, renewable if necessary.

As of now, Cameroon has confirmed fourteen Coronavirus cases on its soil, two are said to have been isolated at the Bafoussam Regional Hospital, meanwhile the other cases are in the Yaounde Central and Jamot Hospitals.

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