Jan 27, 2021, 11:42 AM
Fourteen Gambians currently in a detention camp in Germany are set to be deported back home today subject to Gambia government’s approval.
According to the national situation report, this represents a 19.7% test positivity rate (35 out of 178 total tests performed). The median age of the new cases is 33 years (range: 3 to 94 years). The report further added that 178 new laboratory test results received from MRCG and NPHL. Of these,19 (9 repeat and 10 new) tests returned indeterminant.
At least 27 people have recovered, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to date to 638 (23% recovery rate) whereas 17 people newly taken into quarantine, 278 new discharges were made. The country currently has 31 people in quarantine, 2, 012 active cases, 230 probable cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.4%. The bulk of the active cases are asymptomatic and as such self-isolating at home pending the manifestation of symptoms.
Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 108 positive cases of covid-19, bringing the total number to 13,294 with 8,974 recoveries, 277 deaths and 4, 042 under treatment.
After endless calls and pleas to be brought home, a Swedish based non-profit organisation – Action for Humanity (AH), founded by a Gambian, Lovette Jallow, has come to the rescue of Gambians by paying D2.3 million to help repatriate 45 Gambian girls stranded in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
Banjul: 30th September 2020: The new High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to The Gambia, H.E. David Belgrove – OBE, on Tuesday 30th September 2020 stated his resolve to deepen the already cordial bilateral relations that exist between the two countries.
Top political analyst, Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, who also is the leader of the opposition Citizen Alliance Party (CA) has urged The Gambia Police Force (GPF) to produce the investigation report on Dr. Bamba Banja, erstwhile permanent secretary at the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources.