Jun 30, 2020, 12:13 PM
Ismaila Ndong, an alleged serial rapist and robber now faces 16 criminal counts after state prosecutors pressed fresh charges from eight to 16.
“The Office of the President informs the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President; Dr. Isatou Touray has been tested positive of COVID-19. Consequently, the President, Adama Barrow will be on self-isolation with immediate effect for two weeks,” the Office of the President announced on Wednesday.
“The public is advised to properly use face masks, maintain regular hand washing and social distancing in the fight against the virus. Stay at home and stay safe.”
Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman who is also a politician has emphasised that rural transformation is among the top priorities of President Adama Barrow’s government. He added that currently there is an unprecedented development ongoing in rural Gambia in terms of roads, bridges among others.
The government of The Gambia, through the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, with funding from United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday, 7 July and Wednesday 8 July inaugurated fish feed mills and aquaculture facility in Jahally, Central River Region (CRR); and at Kuloro, Kombo East.
Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the minister for Health has called on the public especially those living close to the border not to be complacent despite the achievement registered in the fight against covid-19 in The Gambia as compared to other countries across the globe.
The Ministry of Health in an update has revealed that among the 25 confirmed cases of covid-19 in the country, 20 patients have so far recovered, one death and four active cases are under treatment.
Tourism, one of the major contributors to the national economy of The Gambia has once again experienced a major setback as the sector has been hard punched by the unexpected outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, making the industry to face an estimated total loss of about US$184 million.