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10 arrested, quarantined after Kaolack business trip

May 19, 2020, 1:17 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

A taskforce comprising health personnel and different securities apparatus in Farafenni in the North Bank Region (NBR), has arrested seven businesswomen and three men who unlawfully entered Senegal to import some vegetables.

They all have been taken into quarantine The Point has learned.

The 10 individuals were arrested at Kerr Ali Border Post immediately after their return from Kaolack, Senegal.

Senegal as of yesterday 18 May 2020 has recorded a total of 2, 544 coronavirus cases with 1, 076 recoveries, 27 deaths and 1441 under treatment.

Kaolack is among the biggest towns in Senegal hit by the pandemic.

A source that spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity confirmed the development to The Point, saying “the 10 individuals are currently under quarantine in one of the hotels in Farafenni.”

Our source further added: “The 10 arrested individuals left Farafenni on Saturday morning to Kaolack where they imported vegetables to sell in The Gambia.

However, upon their arrival at the Kerr Ali Border Post, they were arrested and take to quarantine,” our source added.

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