Prime Minister Ngute says Yaoundé to receive 1 million vaccine doses, did not specify which vaccines!
Cameroon, one of the countries in Africa worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is set to receive “very shortly” more than one million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute said on Friday.
Pointing to “a deterioration in the epidemiological situation” in the country, Dion Ngute told state radio that “more than one million vaccine doses will be available very shortly”.
He did not specify which vaccines they were.
Dion Ngute called on the population to get inoculated, but said the vaccination programme would be on a voluntary basis.
“In the space of one week, more than 3,000 new cases have been recorded, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive to Covid-19 to 38,988,” he said.
Cameroon, with a population of 26 million, has registered 588 deaths from coronavirus so far.