Thursday, January 30, 2020

China's Coronavirus: Shocking as abandoned 300 Cameroonians send an emotional letter to Paul Biya

The number of infected cases of Coronavirus, which is currently rife in China, has risen to wider range worldwide. The risk is great and all states are doing the best they can to protect their citizens residing in China. Cameroonians schooled and working in the province of Wuhan, Hubei, distraught, sent a letter to Paul Biya on the new epidemic of coronavirus in their city which is quarantined since January 23, 2020.

In their letter, the three Cameroonians inform the Cameroonian state that despite the many correspondence they have addressed to the Cameroonian embassy in Beijing, they have not received any official response to their concerns. They feel abandoned but refuse to believe it and cry for help. 

They suggest to President Biya a hotline or an emergency number for all Cameroonians in China via the embassy but also the most urgent accessories including masks, disinfectants and foods. There is currently no cure for this rapidly spreading virus. Currently it is the race against the clock in large laboratories around the world.

Below is the entire letter from the three Cameroonians to the

President of the Republic of Cameroon 

Your Excellency, 

We, your compatriots who are educated and working in the province of Wuhan ~ Hubei in China, bring our warmest wishes for the year 2020. We pray for good health, happiness and peace in our homeland. 

Your Excellency, 

We are writing to you directly, because the situation obliges us to do so outside the established protocol. 

Indeed, we are Cameroonian nationals living in the People's Republic of China where we are mostly students and workers.

We are here to steal the flame of knowledge in order to help our country overcome the challenges of development. 

Your Excellency, we are about three hundred (300) Cameroonian residents in Hubei province which happens to be the epicenter of the 2019-nCov coronavirus epidemic which currently affects our host country and others. 

With shopping centers, markets and transport at a standstill, we are therefore very concerned about the future of events. Wuhan has been in quarantine since January 23, 2020, Mr. President. Despite our numerous procedures (telephone calls and correspondence) at the Cameroonian embassy in Beijing, we remain without news or official responses to reassure us or give humanitarian instructions. 

Your excellence, 

The Chinese government is working to contain the virus, but it is also continuing to gain ground and suffer from psychosis. 

Our frustration is even greater when our colleagues in neighboring countries receive moral and physical support from their hierarchy. We refuse to believe that we have been abandoned, which is why we want to take this opportunity to cry out for help from you.

We wish to propose that we provide a hotline or an emergency number for all Cameroonians in China via the Embassy. 

Above all, Your Excellency, we pray for the most urgent needs in this time of crisis: masks, disinfectants and food. Most of the stores have been emptied and many of us have already run out of supplies and are completely blocked. 

We know that as a father, you cannot see your children facing such an unfortunate situation without being displaced. Help us, Your Excellency, we pray. 

We would have liked to be evacuated from here, but understand that the circumstances do not allow it, and therefore kindly pray to be helped with the basic necessities that can support us here until things get back to normal. 

We are confident, Mr. President, that this message will come to you in good faith. 

May God continue to bless you, protect you and guide you.


Members of the Executive Board, 

Cameroonian Community of Hubei, China- 

Dr. Pisso Nseke 

Jum Francis 

Christian Manga