Orange Cameroon Cuts Prices In Response To Coronavirus Outbreak

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the mobile network service provider Orange has reduced prices of its products and services in Cameroon.

At the time of going to print, Cameroon had registered 56 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, as of the 23rd of March 2020, according to Dr Manaouda Malachie, the country’s Minister of Health.

On the 21st of March 2020, the telco said that it would cut the cost of residential internet by 30% to assist subscribers in keeping up with the latest news developments and remaining up to date.

The company also announced that it had reduced the cost of all its various USB internet keys by 50%.

According to a statement that was released by the company, it has waived the charges for an unlimited number of operations within its Orange Money network. Transactions such as the payment of water bills using the Orange Money service will now be free of charge.
This will allow the population to systematically wash their hands with no problems.

Through its social responsibility foundation, Orange said that it would donate medical equipment to the country’s Health Ministry.

The mobile operator’s gesture follows similar moves made by other international companies operating in Cameroon, including MTN, in support of the National Plan to fight coronavirus.

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