Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Points of Entry (POE); Operational Support and Logistics

At country-level, 3,926 people out of 5,926 passengers from air and land transport means were screened with rapid diagnostic tests at POE by health sector partners between 1 to 7 October 2020, with zero positive cases.

Response:  

  • The Far North Regional Delegation of Public Health started setting up eight tents donated by the Government of Sweden as a contribution to the COVID-19 response. Six tents have already been installed so far in the region despite bad weather conditions and insufficient or adequate space.

  • The medical logistics manager deployed by WFP has begun training of health staff in the Littoral region on the use of mobile tents and medical stores from the Swedish donation. These training sessions will extend to health personnel in the Far North and East regional delegations of Public Health.

Gaps & Constraints:  

  • The reopening of land borders between Cameroon and Chad at the Kousseri/ N’Djamena cross point remains a collective concern for humanitarian staff. The closure of this crossing point keeps humanitarian staff enclaved in Kousseri now that the UNHAS flight has resumed operations between Yaoundé and N’Djamena.

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