My name is Modibo A. I am a hairdresser and I live in Bafoussam, Cameroon. After obtaining my license in plant biology, I did not have a job. To avoid unemployment, I got into the hairdressing business. So I started my own hair salon to support myself as a young man.

Cameroon had registered its first patient with COVID-19 on March 6, 2020, in Yaoundé. The pandemic was first spreading in the capital. As there were no victims yet in Bafoussam, I continued with my work.

Two weeks later, the city of Bafoussam had registered more than 50 patients. But until now, I always opened my hair salon and worked there. On April 15th, I was not feeling well at all. I had headaches and a slightly runny nose. I thought it was simple malaria when it wasn’t. So I called my doctor for an appointment with him at the hospital.¬† Arrived at the hospital, the doctor tested me for COVID-19 and the test was positive. On the spot, I was shocked, for what me?

I did not know the person who infected me but what remained to be done immediate treatment. I was held in the hospital for treatment. Fortunately, I had known in time. I spent a month and 10 days in the hospital until the end of the illness. My parents were concerned because they thought I was going to die. But the doctors cured me and I returned home healthy. My father organized a party in my honor because his son rose from the dead he said.