#Headlines

Gambia confirms 2 new covid-19 cases

Jun 16, 2020, 11:44 AM

Dr. Mustapha Bittaye, the acting director of Health Services has confirmed to The Point the registration of two new cases of covid-19 in The Gambia.

The patients were a 50-year-old Gambian male who returned from Senegal and put quarantine on 10 June. The other one was a 27-year-old man, a Gambian, who was also put under quarantine after returning from Senegal.

These two new covid-19 cases bring Gambia’s total number of coronavirus infections to 30, with one death.

Senegal confirms 83 new cases of covid-19

Ministry of Health of Senegal yesterday recorded 83 positive cases of covid-19, which bring the country’s total number of infections to 5,173, 64 deaths, 3,424 recovered and 1, 684 hospitalised.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Pa Louie Moses Mendy
MoBSE warns against fake news on schools reopening
Jun 9, 2020, 11:16 AM

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) has dismissed as false certain information circulating across the country that schools were to reopen on Monday 8 June, 2020 in contrast to the comments of government’s spoken person last week in press release on the relaxation of state of emergency restrictions.

ebou jarjue d
‘Yahya Jammeh had over 40 “Ataya” girls’
Feb 29, 2020, 8:50 PM

Former President Yahya Jammeh’s waiter, Ebou Jarju, yesterday testified before the TRRC on his arrest, unlawful detention and some perceived wrongdoings of Jammeh. He revealed that his former boss (Jammeh) had over 40 “ataya” (green tea) girls.

Pierre Bah v2
Niani chief calls for help as covid-19 effects hamper residents’ livelihood
May 19, 2020, 12:44 PM

Pierre Bah, chief of Niani District in the Central River Region north (CRR/n) has called on nongovernmental organisations and philanthropists to assist his district with foodstuffs as the coronavirus pandemic has affected many residents’ livelihood.

media chiefs
The impact of covid-19 on Gambian newspapers
Jun 16, 2020, 11:37 AM

Chief editors of print media houses in the country have expressed dismay over the impact of covid-19 on newspapers across the country since the pandemic hit the country in March resulting in the closure of some organisations after the declaration of State of Public Emergency by the government to control the spread of the virus.

IGP Mamour Jobe
Police vow to enforce all provisions of EPR
May 27, 2020, 12:59 PM

The Office of The Inspector General Of Police says it will continue to firmly enforce all the provisions of the Emergency Powers Regulations (EPR), following the extension of the State Of Public Emergency by His Excellency President Adama Barrow for a further 21 days period.

open gutters
Drivers, roadside vendors grumble over open gutters
May 6, 2020, 12:15 PM

Scores of commercial drivers and roadside vendors along the Westfield Junction and its satellite areas have sulkily complained over the open gutters beside the road.

Banjul North NAM engages constituents on covid-19
Jun 4, 2020, 10:35 AM

The National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul North, Ousman Sillah on Saturday was out and about in the streets of his constituency engaging people on covid-19 and its related issues.

Ebrima B. Njie
Taranga FM boss escaped due to bribery
Jun 25, 2020, 11:41 AM

Ebrima B. Njie,former prison officer, said in his testimony yesterday before TRRC that prison’s chief officer, Kalilu Sanneh, was bribed to help the escape of former Taranga FM boss, Ablie Ceesay from Mile 2 (the state central prison).