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4 more covid-19 cases confirmed

Jun 24, 2020, 12:21 PM

The Gambia has confirmed four more cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 41, health officials have announced yesterday.

The latest four cases comprise of case No.38, 39, 40, and 41.

Case No. 38 is a 24 year old male, Nigerian national who was ordinarily resident in Senegal until he ventured to seek for employment opportunities in The Gambia and arrived at the border on the 17th June where he was picked up and taken into quarantine. A sample was collected from him and a positive test result came out on 20th.

Case No. 39 is a Gambian antenatal mother with an elaborate travel history.

Case No. 40 is a 6 month old male Gambian national who (with his mother and sister) came back from Senegal on the 19th June and was picked from the border and taken into quarantine the same day. While both his traveling companions tested negative for COVID-19, his test returned positive on the 21st June.

Case No. 41 is a 42 year old male with dual citizenship (Gambian & Senegalese) who came back from Senegal on the 19th June and was picked from the border and taken into quarantine the same day. His sample was collected on the 20th June and a positive test result for COVID-19 came out on the 21st June.

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