Oct 17, 2022, 11:43 AM
The first flight for 2022-2023 tourists’ season, Gambia Experience from the United Kingdom, on Friday 14 October landed at the Banjul International Airport with 164 passengers.
The Ministry revealed that community transmission of coronavirus has now become a challenge, and thus requires ‘stringent’ lockdown measures to stem the virus from further spreading.
The Ministry on Wednesday released its situation report No. 103 where it confirmed the discovery of 14 new cases – most of them employees of Medicare Clinic.
In the report, the Health Ministry said “over 85% of the new cases have had no recent travel history and no known contact with an imported COVID-19 case – this is indicative of the existence of pervasive community transmission”.
And touting community transmission as a challenge, the ministry suggested the “imposition of stringent lockdown measures in both Western 1 and 2 regions in order to curb the spread of the virus”.
The Ministry of Health has announced the registration of one new case of covid-19 on Tuesday 12 May 2020.
The Gambia’s Finance Minister Mamburry Njie and the Commissioner General of The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Yankuba Darboe, have reassured the Malian delegation in the country of firm commitment to use diplomacy to resolve the obstacle on transit trade barriers via Senegal to Mali.