May 29, 2020, 11:19 AM
Dr. Mustapha M. Ceesay, a Gambian national, joined the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Gambia Country Office as Assistant FAO Representative in charge of programmes on 4 May 2020.
This brings the country’s total number of infections to 112 with 57 recoveries, 4 deaths, 47 active cases, and 668 under quarantine.
The government had earlier announced compulsory use of face masks throughout the country effective Friday 24 July 2020.
Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health reported yesterday 37 new cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 8,985 positive cases, 6,044 recoveries, 174 deaths, 2,766 under treatment.
The United States Department of State under the watch of Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo last week released the 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, upgrading The Gambia to Tier 2 Watch List.
In order to gain first-hand information about the ongoing Banjul Rehabilitation project, which is expected to be completed within three years, Hon. Bai Lamin Jobe, the minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MoTWI), on Saturday 25th July 2020, together with some senior staff of his Ministry and other relevant stakeholders, conducted a tour of the project site, starting from Bund Road to the various streets of Banjul, despite the rainfall.
The minister of Foreign Affairs will join his counterparts in the Executive Committee of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss Israeli’s bid to further occupy lands belonging to the State of Palestine. This would be done through a virtual conference on 10 June.