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Top Cameroonian Petroleum Official Dies Of COVID-19, Five Others Infected.

By Eric Tataw – Washington DC, USA, Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Guillaume Roger Pouhe Pouhe, Chief of the Littoral/South West Sector of Tradex succumbed to death Sunday, April 12, 2020, after testing positive to the novel Coronavirus, National Telegraph has confirmed.

Tradex deals in the distribution of oil products in Cameroon. Our usually unimpeachable sources said he died at 2.00 a.m. at the Gyneco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital in Douala where he was in intensive care.

Pouhe Pouhe was initially taken into the intensive care unit of the Centre for Respiratory Diseases in Douala on Monday, April 6, 2020, and would later test positive for COVID-19, Tradex officials have now said.

A communiqué attributable to Tradex and signed by Calvin M’bond, Head of Division for Communication and Public Relations explains that Pouhe Pouhe was moved to the Gyneco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital in Douala on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, for appropriate medical care.

National Telegraph has it on good authority that Guillaume Roger Pouhe Pouhe was buried Sunday, April 12, 2020, at 3.00 p.m. at the Njoh Njoh Cemetery in Douala.

Aged 50, Guillaume Roger Pouhe Pouhe leaves behind his wife and five children. Tradex officials say they have taken measures to disinfect their offices and 110 Tradex staff have taken the COVID-19 test which five tested positive for the virus. 

Four of the infected personnel are now said to be doing well. The other is receiving medical attention at his home where he is isolated, company sources say. The country’s confirmed cases have risen to 855 with 15 deaths, Health Minister, Manaouda Malachie, confirmed.

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