Friday, March 27, 2020

URGENT: Cameroonian billionaire dies from Coronavirus in Douala

The pandemic that has been raging in the world for several months has hit Cameroon again. After the famous saxophonist Manu Dibango, it's the turn of the billionaire David Wafo Toko to succumb to the coronavirus.

According to whistleblower Boris Bertolt, who relayed the information, he died on Thursday at the Douala general hospital of the consequences of Coronavirus. He specifies that the deceased was buried last night in the Bonsmoussadi cemetery.

The Cameroonian billionaire David Wafo Toko got rich in Distribution of chemicals and plastics, manufacture of plastic packaging and PET preforms. 

It should be remembered that the Coronavirus has already caused several victims among the big names around the world. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango and French footballer Blaise Matuidi are among the figures affected by the coronavirus. 


EU chief brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, 69, announced on Thursday that he had been "tested positive" at Covid-19 but was reassuring about his health in a video posted on Twitter. "I'm fine, morale is good," he said in a message. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been in solitary confinement since March 13 for two weeks, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau having tested positive.

He held a press conference outside his home on Tuesday to appeal to Canadians for patience. 

The governments of several countries (Spain, France, United Kingdom, Iran, Poland, Norway, Morocco) have one or more affected members. 

In Monaco, Prince Albert II has also tested positive. 

Chancellor Angela Merkel, in quarantine at home after contact with a doctor positive for the new coronavirus, "is doing well" and has passed a first test which turned out to be negative, said on Monday 23 March the spokesman for the German government . Other tests will however have to be carried out in the coming days to be conclusive. 

The president of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, was placed in quarantine on Saturday after visiting Namibia, which has recorded three cases of coronavirus. 


Cameroonian saxophonist and Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango, 86, was hospitalized for coronavirus. He "rests and recovers in serenity", according to a message posted Wednesday on his Facebook page. 

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo announced his contamination on Sunday, saying he was "in good health". 

Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, were the first Hollywodian stars to formalize their infection on March 12. Both were discharged after a few days from the hospital in Gold Coast, a city on the east coast of Australia. 

British actor Idris Elba also announced on Monday that he had tested positive and placed himself in solitary confinement. 

The 70-year-old Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda, who lives in northern Spain, contracted the Covid-19 and is still hospitalized. He felt the first symptoms on February 25, two days after returning from a literary festival in Portugal. 

Young Canadian singer Lenni-Kim, 18, contracted the virus from his mother. One who was revealed in 2015 by The Voice Kids, revealed in a video posted on Instagram to have developed "several symptoms, including aches, cough and headache".


Blaise Matuidi, world football champion with the French team in 2018, has been in voluntary isolation at home since March 11 after being tested positive. "I am positive, I am strong, morale is good," he wrote on his Twitter account. His Argentine teammate Paulo Dybala also revealed to be affected. Their club, Juventus Turin, had previously announced that Italian defender Daniele Rugani had been infected. 

As a precaution, their teammate Cristiano Ronaldo has been in solitary confinement for several days on his native island of Madeira, although he has no symptoms. On social networks, he called on his fans to respect health regulations. 

In another Italian club, Fiorentina, ten people tested positive, including Italian striker Patrick Curone, Argentinian defender German Pezzella and Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic. 

As for AC Milan, he said that Paolo Maldini and his young son Daniel (18) had also contracted the disease. The club's legendary former defender, 51, is currently the club's technical director, and his son is on the first team. 

In England, Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta of Spain was announced positive for coronavirus, as was a Chelsea player.

In Spain, former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday March 21 at the age of 76, three days after his hospitalization due to Covid-19, his son also called Lorenzo announced on Twitter. 

Seven NBA basketball players are now tested positive, the latest being four Brooklyn Nets players including star Kevin Durant, after Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), and a Detroit Pistons player, identified by American media like Christian Wood.