Jun 18, 2020, 12:04 PM
Amie Fabureh, the minister for Agriculture has declared that the US$50 million grant from the government of France for rice production is not yet in the country.
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.
Musu Bakoto Sawo, a Gambian change maker and tireless women rights advocate, has emerged winner of the 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year award.
Ansumana Ceesay, a senior programme officer at the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), on Wednesday said that the rate of youth unemployment in the country has hit an alarming high and a threat to the peace and development of the country.
The Gambia government with partners United Nation Development Fund (UNDP) and The Gambia Red Cross began a nationwide fumigation exercise from St Augustine Junior School on Tuesday.