Apr 27, 2020, 12:07 PM
The European Union (EU) has donated €9 million (D512,640,000) in support of The Gambia efforts to fight novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. The EU The Gambia delegation released the development.
Dr. Samateh, on Tuesday’s press briefing said that 33 new laboratory test results received were all tested negative for covid-19
He further said that of those, 32 are results of new tests conducted and one being the result of a repeat test on the only active case, adding that 10 new persons (8 Gambians, one Senegalese and one Guinean taken into quarantine on account of travelling into country from Senegal.
According to Dr. Samateh, currently they have 89 people on quarantine, adding that a total of 456 tests were conducted and 10 were positive.
“At least 297 people completed quarantine, 645 recovered and 310 people completed follow-ups,” he said.
He revealed that Senegal recorded 736 confirmed cases, 284 recoveries and 9 deaths.
Meanwhile, Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 87 positive cases of covid-19, bringing the total number to 823, with 296 recoveries and 517 under treatment.
National Assembly Members (NAMs) on Tuesday deferred the Amendment Protocol No.1 agreement between the government of Turkey and the government of The Gambia on cooperation in military field of training, technique and science to the standing committee on Defence and Security for proper scrutiny.
Ministers for Agriculture of the African Union (AU) Member States and their key partners held a virtual meeting 16 April 2020 on the impact of covid-19 on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa.
President Adama Barrow has said in his fourth covid-19 address to the nation that his government will provide 2000 tons of fertilizer to support farmers in the upcoming rainy season and to further strengthen the drive for food security.
As The Gambian Republic clocks 50 years Friday, 24 April,2020, Gambian historian and museum curator, Hassoum Ceesay, who is also the director general of the National Centre for Arts and Culture has said in an interview with this medium that the ‘Republic of The Gambia which was declared 50 years ago ‘is solid, sound and stable’.
The UNICEF SMS U-Report Poll has revealed that about 65.5% (10, 000 people) who registered for the UNICEF SMS U-Report Poll said that they don’t know the signs and symptoms of coronavirus.