Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: secret plan between Paris and Yaoundé

While several hundred French people in Cameroon have expressed their wish to return to Paris, the Cameroonian ambassador to France has just reassured them that by the end of the week an agreement can be reached despite the fact that the borders have been closed since March 18 as part of the response to the Coronavirus.

Christophe Guilhou has just reassured several hundred French people, especially those passing through or those with fragile health conditions in Cameroon that they will be able to reach Paris by the end of this week. The French ambassador to Cameroon had been contacted by his compatriots to request a return to their native country. 

Thus he informed the latter through a Tweet Tuesday that after some 8 days of work, everything is being implemented to make this possible. He announced that discussions are continuing with the Cameroonian authorities and Air France so that a flight can be chartered by the end of the week.

France is initiating these measures while being aware of the fact that Cameroon has closed the sea air and land borders since March 18 in response to the spread of the new Coronavirus. Let us also remember that all the cases recorded in Cameroon originated from patients from outside; the measure is therefore not without risk for Cameroon.