The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has Saturday delivered tons of hygiene and preventive materials to Cameroon in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in schools.
“This donation is to be distributed among over 8,000 schools in six regions. It composes principally of buckets equipped with taps for the storage of water and other sanitary materials. We want to facilitate the back to school campaign”, Jacques Boyer, UNICEF Resident Representative in Cameroon told reporters while handing over the donation in the capital Yaounde.
Cameroon students are expected to resume schools on Monday, June 1, 2020, after schools were closed down since March 18 amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
“This donation is very timely indeed. We can only thank UNICEF very much. Schools are reopening on Monday and the key message is that everybody should send their children to school,” Pauline Nalova Lyonga, Cameroon’s Minister of Secondary Education said.
As of now, Cameroon has recorded more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases since the detection of the first case on March 6, 2020.