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Coronavirus battle: Time to impose Ambazonian style “mami water” lockdown

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Many Cameroonians are saying it’s time for government to implement the Ambazonian -style “mami water” lockdown across the country to fight this coronavirus

Many believe the current measures aren’t working and Cameroonians aren’t respecting the basic hygiene rules as they should.

While state officials are also partly to blame as strict measures taken by the government to curb the spread has rather exposed cracks within the administrative structures of the state.

Many continue to live normally, beer parlors crowded during noon and popular markets struggling for space as many continue to see the disease as a distant thing.

Cameroonians are equally guilty of unpardonable neglect especially in time of war against an enemy we can’t see. While a some are becoming cautious as social media is awashed with news about the virus, the majority of Cameroonians simply don’t see it as a Cameroon trouble yet and even if they do they aren’t taking measures to fight with their government

Developed countries with advance health care systems and impressive doctor to patient ratio have basically shutdown, abandoning the atreets to birds and stray animals as the whole World struggles to find solution to a pandemic which is troubling scientists

From wuhan to New York, Berlin to Rome and Madrid to Toronto, the situation is same, streets in Europe and Americas are deserted and basic freedoms have been compromised as the world wages a war against coronavirus.

The reveres is true here in Cameroon, despite government measures to close borders, suspend schools, ban public gatherings among other things, life still continues normally like ever before.

Streets are crowded, busses and taxis same, unconfirmed report says people still continue to enter from abroad and inter-urban transportation goes on as normal while number of infected cases continue to rise everyday

“We are joking in this country” a Douala resident by name Joel told TeboPost “we need to shut down this nation to fight this virus” he added as he looks very worried in the crowded streets of Ndokoti, a potential fertile ground for the spread of the virus which has now creeped to Douala.

True, Yaounde is joking and we might be overwhelmed if urgent and drastic measures are not taken to fight this war. Measures far beyond the present ones and state officials wake up to implement existing rules.

It’s now obvious that many people are are infected than have been accounted for by the government and they continue to live and mingle with families and population, posing severe risk to fight against the virus

In a release dated March 20 2020, public health minister Dr Malachie threatened all those who recently came from abroad and didn’t present themselves for quarantine with a hefty prison terms according to existing laws, sparking debates about why they were allowed to go home in the first place.

As Cameroon continues to gamble with a virus which is causing scare to the Americans and Chinese, many now believe it might require divine intervention for Cameroon to win this particular war given the current circumstances.

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Tiko Mayor, HRM Chief Mesoso shields his municipality from coronavirus

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Coronavirus: Despite inheriting empty  coffers, Tiko Mayor HRM Chief Peter Ikome Mesoso refuses to to be indifferent, embarks on  massive sensitization campaign and measures to shield his municipality from coronavirus

The lord mayor of Tiko municipality has officially declared that he will do all within his power to fight corona virus within his municipality.Mayor Mesoso made the statement during the launching of a campaign to sensitize the public about the corona virus which is taking the lives of many people in the world today.

The mayor has personally raise money to fight against the corona virus in his municipality,putting in place water tanks in all the entrying points of Tiko such as mungo bridge,big mop market mutengene, entrance to mutengene main market as well as in small villages within his municipality.

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City authorities in Coronavirus-free Bamenda to disinfect the entire city

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According to the plan of action deliberated upon and adopted by the city council mayor  Achombong Tembeng Paul and stakeholders of the city at parcous Vita this afternoon, Wednesday April 1st has been dedicated for massive sensitization of the public on the do’s and don’t ahead of the campaign.

Heavy duty truck owners who’ve pledge to make available their trucks will accompany HYSACAM in transporting the garbage that will be collected from all the dumpsters and dumpsites in markets and itineraries within the city on Thursday 2nd.

On Friday April 3rd, business men and women with shops in and out of the major markets in the city: From the main market to Nkwen and food markets, petty traders and back market sellers, hawkers and road side traders, operators of mobile money qiosks, even buses that will be entering the region from up station, children who’ve been advised to stay at home but have been sent to the streets by their parents to hawk, have all been advice to stay at home because 4 trucks containing 200litres of disinfectants each will spray the major streets of Bamenda.

“I cannot fold my hands and watch this city go down the drains. There maybe no money in the coffers now but we can’t sit and wait for yaounde to act. 

This is our city, and if we should be quarantined in the nearest future, let the city be clean. I cease this opportunity to call on the banks, communication agencies and other economic operators to donate in this exercise.

They should drop whatever they have at the city council treasury. We are now a friend in need. 

They will be issued receipts upon donation. This is the only way to make our city SAFER and more BEAUTIFUL again. Let’s make it the cleanest city once more”

Bamenda and the entire north West region is yet to diagnose any case of the virus. Authorities in the town have embarked on rigorous health campaign to shield the city and the region from the deadly virus. 

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Coronavirus uncertainty: Leading tech firm A-2 Technologies develops unrivaled E-learning platform for schools

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A Buea-based tech firm better known as A2 Technologies has roll out its newly developed E-learning platform for University and high schools.

The customized software the programmers say rivals the best in the market and has been in use for months now as a means to continue learning during the Anglophone crisis

Already being used by one of the private universities around the country, and two universities abroad, the software provides a classroom experience to both learners and teachers like never before

Once deployed, Students are assigned Unique IDs and they are added to a digital classrooms

The digital classrooms will have all students and teachers including a possible supervisors where teaching will take place

In the digital classrooms, teachers can upload notes in PDF or documents format, upload audio and video but above all they can run life video sessions where students can follow the lecturers from their homes using smartphones and ask questions virtually

Squeezed on how the students will controlled, the lead Programmer tells TeboPost teachers have the possibility to take attendance once all students are in class since their individual accounts will indicate they are active once they sign in.

He also says students can ask questions through video session to the hearing and watchful eye of all students and teachers can use inbuilt white board to solve complex mathematics and students watch with their phones

The instructors can also mute recalcitrant student for a period of they are online and disturbing like playing music which affects others

It’s a digital breakthrough which gives complete classroom experience to schools and students and also gives possibility for students to be evaluated and their results given in real time to their respective accounts

One of the catholic Universities in the country is already using the system, the only in Cameroon for now and two Universities in Ghana.

IT experts and digital critics say the system doesn’t have a rival in the Cameroonians and sub regional market and provides full option teaching in the era of coronavirus and solves the massive problem of uncertainty surrounding schools

The digital classroom makes mockery of modules like zoom which offers only one of its multiple functionalities which is live video.

A-2 Technilohies says the duration of the system in school depends on availability of students data, the system can be deployed and running within 7 days even to an institution as complex as state university once students data is available such as names, matriculates and courses.

To reach out to A-2 Technologies for the system, please contact 670611090

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