Officials in Cameroon say the country has recorded an increase in coronavirus cases after reopening schools on Monday.
On Monday Cameroon recorded 254 new cases and 188 new cases also on Tuesday. Cameroon’s total coronavirus case count so far stands at 6,585 with 200 deaths.
Infections increased sharply just after schools reopened but it is unclear where the new infections were coming from.
Final year students at lower levels of education and university students resumed studies sitting metres apart.
They were also made to wear facemasks and observe all the health guidelines to avoid catching the virus.
Local media reported that education officials threatened teachers who failed to report back to school amid concerns it wasn’t safe.
The government has assured that safety measures to protect students and teachers were in place.
Some African countries that announced the reopening of schools including South Africa, Uganda and Senegal have now delayed that directive.
There are fears the virus could spread further if containment measures are not put in place. In some of these countries parents have raised concerns about the safety of their children.