Markaz center receives news of late Bangladeshi man contraction of COVID-19 in ‘good faith’

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: The Markaz Center has given reaction to the confirmation of positive test of COVID-19 on a Bangladeshi man who was hosted by the center in Bundung. The man who died on Sunday was among a team of Islamic Scholars who flew into The Gambia via several other coronavirus affected countries including Senegal.

Ebrima Jabang who spoke to Eye Africa said the Islamic center received the news in good faith and that all those who had contact with the late scholar have voluntarily given in for quarantine and testing.

A delegation of about fifteen members of the Markaz were allowed to offer the funeral prayer on the late Bangladeshi man who was laid to rest on Wednesday. His funeral was managed by The Gambia Red Cross Society.

The management of the Markaz anticipated some form of public solidarity on the passing of the scholar rather than painting a picture on the center.

Of the close contacts of the Bangladeshi national, one contact has been subjected to test for a second time after the first trial was inconclusive, according to the minister of Health and Social Welfare. But lab technician at the ministry, Haruna Jallow explained that what made the Bangladeshi man a probable case is because the screening test shows that he is positive of COVID-19 but the confirmatory test says he is negative.

So far, three cases have been confirmed in the Gambia with the Government working on to enforce the ban on public gatherings across the country.

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