Cameroon - Honor and Loyalty : CORONAVIRUS RESURGENCE: No to panic, yes to basic precautions

Coronavirus alert…!!! A very clear warning from the government officials in charge of our health security. Admittedly, there has been no resurgence of this pandemic scourge in our country. Nevertheless, we must act as if it had. The distance from the current outbreaks and the precautions taken at our airport borders are unlikely to prevent the deadly virus from reaching our homes. And in keeping with the well-known principle that prevention is better than cure, we should start preparing to observe the tried and tested barrier measures cautiously.

Unlike the first outbreak, which took the entire planet by surprise, caused untold havoc in scientific and economic circles and jeopardised international solidarity, this time we need to stay a few steps ahead of the pandemic, to avoid having to pay exorbitant sums for masks, hand sanitisers and vaccines, and above all to avoid having to suffer the consequences of that other war that has finally struck fear into the hearts of the public. We’re talking about the information war orchestrated by the foreign media.

Setting themselves up as veritable organs of propaganda, misuse and inversion of facts and biased cognitive inferences, these forums of misinformation had managed to make our countries, which had exceptionally low levels of contamination, look like gigantic hellholes. This was in stark contrast to other countries and continents far away, where the victims of COVID-19 were counted by the hundreds every day, but which were portrayed as safe. The figures provided by our health services were systematically disputed and even multiplied by a factor of their choice, on the sole pretext of the poor technical facilities in our hospitals.

Indeed, we witnessed a curious crossover between well-informed Africans who wanted to leave other highly affected areas to seek refuge in their countries of origin, and other Africans, victims of foreign media terrorism, who, like the monitor lizard that flees from the rain to fall into the water, took the opposite path, despite the macabre figures, despite all common sense.


This time, there is no longer any reason to blame the lack of vision, negligence or shortcomings of our public authorities. Neither is there any reason to point to a lack of experience on the part of our health professionals. The alarm bells are ringing in time for us to prepare ourselves morally and materially for the possible arrival of the new variant of the coronavirus in Cameroon. It’s time to stock up on masks, hand sanitisers and all other accessories needed to create an impenetrable wall against the return of the coronavirus scourge.

And if, by chance, a concoction from our traditional pharmacopoeia proves effective against the pandemic virus, it’s time to stock up. Once again, prevention is better than cure. /-

Navy Captain


 Head of Communication Division - MINDEF


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06.12 | 17:52

Initiative à encourager. Merci et bravo aux promoteurs du mouvement 👏👏

03.12 | 09:31

Buenas tardes, encantado de saludarte. Soy Jose
Quería escribirte porque me ha parecido interesante comentar contigo la posibilidad de que tu negocio aparezca cada mes en periódicos digitales como not

30.11 | 11:53

Bonjour Mme et toutes mes félicitations,
Je suis à Douala, je suis à la recherche de votre tisane. Avez-vous une représentation à Douala. Sinon comment faire pour avoir régulièrement votre produit.

28.11 | 21:45

Vive la folie de la littérature

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