Apr 8, 2020, 2:38 PM
Police in Farafenni in the North Bank Region (NBR) have arrested one Mutal Gaye, a native of Sinchi Madi village for reportedly killing , a 10-year-old boy, The Point has been reliably informed.
Out of this total, The Gambia has recorded one death so far.
According to the release from the Ministry of Health, all the four new cases were under quarantine on account of recent travels to an affected country. Three of the confirmed cases were linked to travelling companions.
“Thirty-three laboratory tests received from the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) (32 new and 1 repeat tests). Of these, while 28 returned negative, 4 tested positives for covid-19 and the only repeat test came out inconclusive,” the Health Ministry stated.
Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 74 positive cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 5,247; 70 deaths, 22 in critical condition, 3,525 recovered and 1,651 hospitalised.
Tida Jaiteh, a wife to late Baba Jobe, a former closed ally to former president Yahya Jammeh, yesterday testified before the TRRC, giving accounts of how Baba was imprisoned and killed through executive orders.
The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Buah Saidy, has described as ‘‘transparent, honest and accountable’’ the efforts of his ministry in the resource mobilisation and distribution of the national covid-19 relief fund/package.
The Gambia Bankers’ Association (GBA) on Tuesday, 14 March 2020, presented a cheque amounting D3 million (three million dalasis) to the Ministry of Health and municipalities to intensify fight against the deadly pandemic, covid-19.
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on Wednesday, April 29 submitted its interim report to Government. At a small ceremony held at the Ministry of Justice, TRRC Chair Dr. Lamin Sise handed over copies of the report to Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou for onward transmission to President Barrow.
Ministers for Agriculture of the African Union (AU) Member States and their key partners held a virtual meeting 16 April 2020 on the impact of covid-19 on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa.