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3 Cabinet ministers test positive

Aug 4, 2020, 2:32 PM

The Office of the President informs the public that three Cabinet Ministers, Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Mambureh Njie, Honourable Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Fafa Sanyang, and Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Amie Fabureh have tested positive for COVID-19.

The public is reminded that ‘Regulation No. 6’ of the Public Health (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations, 2020 is in force, thus the compulsory wearing of face masks, temporary closure of non-essential public places and the prohibition of public and social gatherings.  Stay Safe, COVID 19 is Real. It  should be noted  since 17 March  there  are 498 positive cases; vice president Dr Isatou Touray is quarantined  in her house since 29  July, president Barrow is in self quarantine  for two weeks.

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Taxi driver, 36 others arrested with suspected cannabis
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Reactions of traditional healer
Dec 3, 2020, 11:52 AM

"I feel great happiness and contentment about the current wave of recognition of African traditional medicine and that the biggest world body on health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is celebrating it and encouraging government for its inclusion in national health plans.