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Bafut Mayor steps up Covid-19 Barrier Measures, Disinfect Taxis Plying his Municipality

Ahead of back-to-school just hours away, the Mayor of Bafut Council, Ngwakongoh Lawrence has begun intensifying measures to guard against the spread of the disease.

Public transport services which happen to be one of the vectors which spreads the virus as Cameron experiences the third wave was targeted. Bafuf Mayor ordered and supervised the disinfection of taxis plying the Bamenda-Bafut road.

Accompanied by some of his councilors, the team disinfected cars and distributed facemasks to passengers who were found not possessing one and handing over to drivers packets of facemasks to distribute to passengers who do not have any.

“This action today has just come to announce that there is a serious case of COVID in Bafut sub-division especially at the gateway into Bafut and families have been quarantined, others receiving treatment in hospitals," Mayor Lawrence told the press.

The municipal boss revealed that from his discussions with the medics of his municipality, some 30 persons have been tested positive for the virus and about 4 have lost their lives recently.

The gesture by the Mayor was applauded by the Bafut community especially the drivers as the president of Bafut Drivers Union, Suh Richard, affirms that the gesture undertaken by the mayor is remarkable and they will readily share onto the others the leftover facemasks in his possession. He also concurred with the rise in the COVID-19 cases around the community and promised to succumb to preventive measures against the virus.

A passenger onboard to Bafut says the distribution of nose masks serves as a reminder that the virus is still in existence and that people should be aware. He added that sensitization that comes with the coronavirus is difficult as some persons collect the masks and use them while others do not. He appreciated the control checks on the Bafut road which ensures that no passenger passes without a nose mask on.

The mayor concluded by urging the population to take the preventive measures against corona virus serious and said he has a second plan to talk to the medical personnel to have a control point at Nsoh where every vehicle that passes would stop for cars to be disinfected with nose masks and hand sanitizers distributed to passengers.

By Ngwene Noelly-Thelma

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