Jul 3, 2020, 11:01 AM
The second SN Brussels flight is expected today with 65 Gambians; most of whom were stranded in Europe because of the covid-19, official sources said.
The two Gambians stayed in New York, the epicentre of the coronavirus in the United States of America.
The deadly novel coronavirus pandemic has affected more than two million people globally including The Gambia.
Saikou Ceesay, the communication officer for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad confirmed the development to The Point, saying “the two Gambians succumbed to death on Tuesday as a result of covid-19.”
He added: “Gambian communities currently living in the U.S. especially in New York and other states are badly affected by the pandemic for the fact that most of them are out of job currently as a result of the lockdown in U.S.A.”
According to him, some Gambians who live in North Carolina in U.S. and showed some signs of covid-19 have however fully recovered. Quizzed by our reporter as how many Gambians were affected by the novel coronavirus, Mr. Ceesay said they haven’t got such statistics due to the nature of the virus.
The Gambia Embassy in the U.S., he explained, is in contact with all the honourary consuls within the U.S. with a view to knowing the situation of Gambians.
The University of The Gambia with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on Wednesday launched the Career and Wellness Counseling Center at its Kanifing Campus on MDI Road.
Omar Amadou Jallow alias O.J. has expressed satisfaction over the way government acted on the decision of The Gambia Court of Appeal, which called for the suspension of the sales of properties of former President Yahya Jammeh.
The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convened an Extraordinary Session via videoconference on 8 September 2021, under the chairmanship of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and chair of the Authority, to review the political situation in Guinea and the political transition in Mali.