Jan 26, 2021, 12:35 PM
The Gambia has registered two new positive coronavirus cases, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,802.
One of the newly confirmed Covid-19 cases sought to be tested on the account of being sick with flu-like symptoms, while the other is an intending traveler, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.
The 236 national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020 indicated the registration of no new COVID-19 related death.
At least three people were newly taken into quarantine, while none was discharged.
“The country currently has13 people in quarantine, 9 active cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.3%.”
Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 186 new positive cases, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 19,697.
They recorded 17,515 recoveries, 421 deaths while 1760 are under treatment.
Today marks 16 years since the editor and co-founder of The Point Newspaper, Mr Deyda Hydara, was murdered ‘on the orders of the former President Yahya Jammeh’. Mr Deyda Hydara was a founding member and former president of the Gambia Press Union (GPU).
From 1 November 2021, Air France will add Banjul to its network – the airline will link Banjul to its global hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle with four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the 2021-2022 winter season.
A research from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has indicated the travel and tourism sector’s continued sluggish recovery will see its year-on-year contribution to global GDP rise by less than one third in 2021.