27 March 2020 – New response strategy announced, including widespread testing

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans; Listening to scientists or health/other experts; Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Social and physical distancing measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Public Health

Overview: To avoid rapid propagation of the virus, a new response strategy to Covid-19 was announced, which he said now includes four axes: “active and early search of cases through extensive and widespread testing; qualitative case management; social regulation to prevent spread; and governance and admissibility.” The campaign for widespread testing was to begin on April 2, 2020.
Full details here: https://actucameroun.com/2020/04/27/cameroun-tests-du-covid-19-le-gouvernement-aux-abois/

Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government, National – other, International – academic