EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: First Lady Fatou Bah Barrow is spearheading a coronavirus campaign as part of her advocacy efforts in raising public awareness the on global health pandemic which was lunched today. The campaign is being conducted in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health with the stake holders.
She emphasized the need for hand-washing with soap at all time, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
Health and social welfare Minister, Dr Ahmadou Samateh Sunday hosted a press conference in his office in Banjul where he dispelled rumors of emergency cases of the Covid-19 in the Gambia.
said there is no confirmed case of the deathly disease despite the screening of more than three hundred people who were suspected of coronavirus. Confirmation of twenty cases of the pandemic in neighboring Senegal generates tension among Gambians especially through social media discussions.
United Nations agencies in the country, including WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the Ministries of Health and Basic Education and partners have all shared their level of preparedness for the campaign.
The First Lady and her entourage continued to Albion Primary and St. John’s for the Deaf where she was joined by partners to launch the Covid-19 Awareness Campaign.
As the coronavirus continued to spread around the world, countries are also busy putting in place stringing measure to combat the deathly disease. The virus has claimed over 6,000 lives and infected more than 100,000 people globally.