Jun 8, 2020, 11:06 AM
The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 79 positive cases which brings the country’s total infection total to 4,328. The capital Dakar registered the highest number – 73% of the total registered infections.
A male Gambian student and his spouse quarantined on 9 April 2020 have been released from the hotel and are now back at their residence.
Another male student who was quarantined in his dormitory on 11 April 2020 was also released on 18 April 2020. The covid-19 test conducted on him was negative.
On Sunday 19 April 2020, a young Gambian male student was released after he had tested negative for covid-19.
Another male student was released on 21 April 2020 after testing negative for covid-19.
In addition, 4 Gambian businessmen, one student and a spouse of one of the Gambian businessmen were also released from isolation in their residences on Wednesday 15 April 2020. All of them had tested negative for covid-19.
Additional information reaching this ministry indicates that all Gambian students in Wuhan and other provinces have commenced online classes since 17 February 2020.
The Gambia Embassy in Beijing remains committed to assisting our Gambian nationals in dealing with any challenges they may face. The Ministry therefore encourages all Gambians in China to remain in constant contact with the Gambian Embassy in Beijing.
As part of the commemoration of the Day of the African Child, the national Coordinator of Child Protection Alliance CPA Lamin Fatty says laws to protect children and their welfare must be enforced in order to create a better child friendly environment for future leaders of this country.
As the coronavirus pandemic affects all sectors including the trade industry, a number of shops and storekeepers along the Westfield-Bambo Highway have called on authorities to negotiate with landlords to trim down shop rentals.
Three Malians and a Senegalese national were on the 15th June, 2020, paraded before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing gold, diamond and other items.
Agritech Enterprise, a Gambian-owned registered enterprise specialised in the supply of vast range of farm machinery, equipment and inputs on Thursday, 5 June, 2020, joined the ongoing crusade against the novel coronavirus (covid-19) by donating over 2000 face masks to the National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project (Nema) for onward distribution to its project beneficiary farmers.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has predicted that the expected above normal rainfall this season may lead to flooding, particularly over the NBR, URR, WR regions and Greater Banjul Area (GBA).