Nov 3, 2020, 11:29 AM
The spokesman of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Almamy Fanding Taal, has stated that there is no reason why Lawyer Ousainou Darboe cannot be UDP’s presidential flagbearer for the upcoming elections.
The Gambia has registered 71 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 4,090.
This is according to the 257th 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.
Thirty-eight (38) of the cases were confirmed on 27 January and 33 cases were confirmed on 28 January 2021.
Eleven patients were newly released from home isolation (10 days from symptom onset) while 1 COVID-19 patient was newly discharged from a treatment center.
18 people were newly taken into hotel quarantine for coming into the country from hotspot countries of the new coronavirus variant.
2 COVID-19 patients are currently on oxygen therapy.
The country currently has 18 people in hotel quarantine, 167 active cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.1%
Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported the registration of 310 new positive cases.
It also registered 7 new deaths.
Senegal registered a total of 26, 523 positive cases, 21, 970 recoveries, 628 deaths while 3, 924 are currently under treatment.
Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) on Thursday seized nearly three tonnes of cocaine from a shipment of industrial salt originating from Ecuador, amounting to over $88 million. It’s reported to be the biggest ever cocaine seizure in the country by the narcotic agency.
Director general of National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has disclosed that the Covid-19 support for resilience and recovery fund currently being disbursed to the creative sector is a symbol of government readiness to do more for the sector.