Apr 26, 2021, 11:18 AM
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”.
State House, Banjul, 12th August 2021: His Excellency President Adama Barrow acting under Section 76 (1) of the Constitution (1997) of the Republic of The Gambia is pleased to declare Monday, 16th August and Thursday, 19th August 2021 as Public Holidays throughout The Gambia.