Jul 16, 2013, 11:46 AM
Minister Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh on Wednesday evening confirmed the discharge
of two patients of covid-19 after having recovered from the virus.
He said that only one patient is now receiving treatment at a government treatment center.
The Gambia has registered four cases of covid-19, with one death, a Bangladeshi who entered the country from Senegal. He was confirmed to have contracted the virus after his death.
Three cases were all imported, one from the United Kingdom and two from France.
“In what could be seen as an optimistic sign for the country, Minister Samateh disclosed: “Since the beginning of the pandemic, all confirm cases are imported and no indication of local transmission. This is an opportunity for entire country to work together.”
The minister thus urged people to continue following health advices to prevent local transmission.
He finally encouraged people to report any suspected case to 1025.