EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has announced the confirmation of five new cases of coronavirus, bring the number of active cases to six following a latest set of seventy-six laboratory test results.
For the first time since the confirmation of COVID-19 in the country, traces of local transmission of the virus has been confirmed on two cases.
Speaking during a media briefing on Saturday evening, Dr Amadou Lamin Samateh, Minister of Health and Social Welfare said that five of the test results were positive, one was in conclusive and seventy were negative.
“Two of the confirmed cases were on quarantine and later on home isolation on resent travel from the United Arab Emirates, one other confirmed case was in quarantine and later on home isolation on account of recent travel from the United Kingdom, the remaining two confirmed cases are still on quarantine for being close contacts of the fourth confirmed case. The inconclusive case also has a recent travel history from the United Arab Emirates”, he said.
He added that two of the six active cases were as a result of local transmission of the virus.
Out of a total number of nine confirmed cases in the country since the 17th March, six are now receiving treatment, two were discharged after full recovery and one died.
Below is the Press Conference the minster announce the cases
LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE AS HEALTH MINISTER CONFIRMS FIVE NEW CORONA VIRUS CASES
Gepostet von EYE Africa TV Online am Samstag, 11. April 2020