Monday, November 30, 2020

Gambia Records Second COVID-19 Death

Must Read

National Assembly approves Budget of over D29 billion

By: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia’s National Assembly has finally approved a total budget of Twenty-nine billion, Ninety-nine million, Four...

National Assembly rejects Halifa Sallah’s Motion for the Assembly to Rescind its Decision

By: Kebba AF Touray Halifa Sallah, the Member for Serrekunda, on Friday 27th November 2020, moved a motion for the...

Has Foroyaa Diverted Its Covid-19 Grant To Pdois?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The National Assembly this year approved the allocation of fifteen million dalasis to media entities in...

By Nelson Manneh

Dr. Mustapha Bittaye, the Director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health on Sunday 21st June 2020, confirmed the registration by the country’s Health Authorities of the second COVID-19 related death in the Gambia.

Case number 37 as it is referred to, was an 80-year-old male Gambian marabout who recently returned to the country from Senegal; that he evaded quarantine and made it to his destination in Manjai Kunda, where he stayed for a week before reporting to the Kanifing General Hospital with symptoms similar to that of COVID-19, on the 18th of June and was pronounced dead, two hours after arrival.

His sample was said to have been collected on the 18th of June after he passed away, and a positive result came out on the 19th.

If readers can recall, the first COVID-19 related death in the country was registered on the 20th of March 2020, after a 70-year-old Bangladeshi national passed away. The Gambia so far has registered a total of 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 23 recoveries, 2 deaths and 12 active cases. Currently the country has 250 persons under quarantine with 2 probable cases.

- Advertisement -

“All but one of the 129 new laboratory test results received, returned negative. 22 persons were newly taken into quarantine. 4 new people were discharged after testing negative for COVID-19 upon completion of their mandatory quarantine period,” Dr. Bittaye said; that the newly quarantined were picked from different locations after it was learnt that they have a recent travel history to a country with ongoing community transmission

64% of the confirmed cases are males while about 64% of the confirmed cases are below the age of 40.

Latest News

National Assembly approves Budget of over D29 billion

By: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia’s National Assembly has finally approved a total budget of Twenty-nine billion, Ninety-nine million, Four...
- Advertisement -

National Assembly rejects Halifa Sallah’s Motion for the Assembly to Rescind its Decision

By: Kebba AF Touray Halifa Sallah, the Member for Serrekunda, on Friday 27th November 2020, moved a motion for the Assembly to rescind its decision...

Has Foroyaa Diverted Its Covid-19 Grant To Pdois?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The National Assembly this year approved the allocation of fifteen million dalasis to media entities in order to strengthen them in...

You Need To Know What Is In The Budget

Up till the time of going to press late last night Deputies at the National Assembly were debating the Estimates of the expenditure for...

Ministry of Transport Works and Infrastructure To Conduct Road Safety Survey Today

In a move to improve road safety standards and to minimize accidents on the roads, the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MotWI), in...
- Advertisement -

People Also Read This