May 15, 2020, 11:45 AM
The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday registered 84 positive cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total to 2,189; 23 deaths, 842 recoveries and 1,323 under treatment.
The incident is reported to have occurred around Bond Road. The deceased Fafa Gai and his apprentice succumbed to death when they were electrocuted by an electric cable.
A source who is familiar with the matter and spoke to The Point on the condition of anonymity confirmed the development, saying: “The driver and his apprentice had loaded a truck with stones and were in the process of offloading. During the course, the truck hit an electric cable belonging to NAWEC cable leading to the driver’s electrocution. As the driver called for help, his apprentice rushed to his rescue and equally got electrocuted and unfortunately they all died.”
The deceased, our source added were all laid to rest yesterday.
The Minister for Health, Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh said stated that the problem of his ministry started after the announcement of the D500 million funds allocated for covid-19 response.
Banjul, 2nd June 2020: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia has learnt with regret the unfortunate incident in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America, that resulted in the death of Mr. Momodou Lamin Sisay, a 39 year old Gambian on Friday 29th May 2020.
Dated Monday, 8 June 2020 Banjul, The Gambia – In the wake of malicious and subversive audio messages circulating on Social Media warning The Gambia Government of a looming coup plot allegedly being hatched by some private citizens, senior government and military officials, the public is hereby informed that these are outrageous and baseless allegations.
Deputies at the National Assembly have rejected a motion for the extension period of the state of public emergency to another 45 days.