EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: There has not been any new registered case-patient of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Gambia after the confirmation of the previous four and one probable case.
Acting director of health services, Dr Mustapha Bittaye told journalist at the health ministry’s daily briefing on Monday that since the last update on Sunday, no laboratory test result was received but five people who were placed under quarantine will leave the center tomorrow.
The country’s confirmed cases are four with the first case confirmed on a 28-year-old female Gambian who entered the country from the United Kingdom. The second case is a Bangladeshi man whose contraction of the virus was confirmed after his death and both the third and fourth cases are also male Gambians who also came into the country from France.
Dr Bittaye told journalists that there are twelve samples awaiting testing with twenty-eight additional contacts admitted in quarantine. ‘the accumulative number of people quarantined to date is 247.’
He said also revealed that two Senegalese fishermen who are claimed to have been running away from the COVID-19 pandemic in their country have been apprehended in The Gambia and now put on quarantine and another man from France.
He appealed to the people to maintain strict observation of the presidential decree and the health ministry and World Health Organisation preventive measures to control the spread of the virus.